Historical Events For January - 04
Sunday, 04 December 2016
0274 St Eutychian begins his reign as Catholic Pope on January - 04.
0838 Babak, Persian social/religious reformer, martyred on this day in history.
0871 On January - 04 battle at Reading Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army
0871 Ethelred of Wessex is defeated by Danish forces at Reading, gains a brilliant victory 4 days later at Ashdown, is defeated January 22 at Basing, triumphs again March 2 at Marton in Wiltshire, but dies in April on January - 04.
0871 Battle at Reading: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army on January - 04.
1334 On this day in history amadeus VI, [Green Earl], earl of Savoye
1357 On this day in history flemish Earl Louis & Luxembourg Duke Wenceslaus sign peace treaty
1490 Anna of Brittany announces that all those who would ally with the king of France will be considered guilty of the crime of lese-majesty on this day in history.
1493 Columbus left new world on return from first voyage on January - 04.
1493 On January - 04 columbus left new world on return from 1st voyage
1519 First Altenburger sermon (Luther & Karl von Miltitz) on this day in history.
1519 -6] 1st Altenburger sermon (Luther & Karl von Miltitz) on January - 04.
1567 On January - 04 franciscus Aguilon, physicist/mathematician/jesuit/architect
1570 Spanish viceroy Alva banishes Zutphen City's only physician, Joost Sweiter, "because he is a Jew" on January - 04.
1579 On January - 04 willem Teellinck, Dutch theologist/vicar
1581 On January - 04 james Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh (gave age to Earth based on bible)
1584 Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist/playwright, dies at 44 on this day in history.
1604 On this day in history jacob Balde, German jesuit/barok conductor (Jephthe)
1612 On this day in history henry L Spieghel, Dutch merchant/writer, dies at 62
1618 On January - 04 in France, Samuel de Champlain receives the dowry of his wife Helene Boulle.
1642 On January - 04 king Charles I with 400 soldiers attacks the English parliament
1643 The birth of Sir Isaac Newton, British scientist on January - 04.
1643 On this day in history isaac Newton, Grantham England, physicist, mathematician and astronomer ("Whatever goes up must come down") [NS]
1678 Johan Maetsuyker, Dutch gov-general of Ceylon (1653-78), dies at 71 on this day in history.
1695 On January - 04 duke of Luxembourg, Luxembourg/French marshal, dies
1698 On January - 04 most of the Palace of Whitehall in London, the main residence of the English monarchs, is destroyed by fire.
1701 On January - 04 ernst R Tarhemberg, Austria, field marshal, dies at 62
1707 On this day in history louis Willem I, count of Baden-Baden, dies
1710 On this day in history giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Italian composer (Il Prigioniero Superbo)
1717 On this day in history netherlands, England & France sign Triple Alliance
1717 On this day in history antonio Maria Mazzoni, composer
1720 Johann Friedrich Agricola, German (court)composer/organist on this day in history.
1725 On January - 04 benjamin Franklin arrives in London
1725 Benjamin Franklin arrives in London [OS=Dec 24 1724] on this day in history.