Historical Events Happened In January - 16
Saturday, 28 March 2015
0308 On January - 16 marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies
0429 On January - 16 honoratius of Arles, bishop/saint, dies [or 430]
0550 Gothic War (535-552): The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome after a long siege, by bribing the Isaurian garrison on this day in history.
0960 Polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople on January - 16.
1120 The Council of Nablus is held, establishing the earliest surviving written laws of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem on January - 16.
1219 Floods in Northern Netherlands after storm, 1,000s killed on this day in history.
1325 Laure de Noves, beloved of Petrarch, marries Hugues de Sade on January - 16.
1343 Robert of Anjou, king (Naples), dies on January - 16.
1362 On this day in history a great storm tide in the North Sea destroys the German island of Strand and the city of Rungholt.
1412 On January - 16 the Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy.
1492 On January - 16 the first grammar of a modern language, in the Spanish language, is presented to Queen Isabella.
1493 Columbus returns to Spain on his first trip on this day in history.
1493 Columbus returns to Spain on his 1st trip on this day in history.
1531 On January - 16 english Reformation parliament's 2nd sitting
1547 Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself first tsar of Russia on this day in history.
1547 On this day in history ivan the Terrible crowns himselfst tsar of Russia
1547 On this day in history ivan the Terrible is crowned Czar of Russia.
1547 Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself 1st tsar of Moscow on this day in history.
1556 Emperor Karel appoints his son Philip II, king of Spain on January - 16.
1572 On this day in history thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk is tried for treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England.
1581 On January - 16 english parliament passes laws against Catholicism
1587 On this day in history alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter
1595 On this day in history murad III, sultan of Turkey (1574-95), dies
1604 At the Hampton Court Conference in England, John Rainolds presents to King James I the motion '...that there might bee a newe translation of the Bible.' Approved the next day, Rainolds' motion leads to the 1611 publication of the King James' Bible on this day in history.
1605 The first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid on January - 16.
1672 On January - 16 francesco Mancini, composer
1697 Richard Savage, English poet on this day in history.
1703 Matteo Coferati, composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.
1728 On this day in history niccolo Piccinni, Italian composer (Buona Figliuola)
1749 Vittoria A Alfieri, Italian count/poet (Maria Stuarda) on January - 16.
1756 On this day in history england & Prussia sign Treaty of Westminster
1757 On January - 16 samuel McIntire, woodcarver/architect (architect of Salem)
1759 On January - 16 british Museum opens in London
1761 British took Pondicherry after siege, marking end of French dominion in India on this day in history.