Historical Events For January - 16
Friday, 23 June 2017
0308 On January - 16 marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies
0429 On this day in history honoratius of Arles, bishop/saint, dies [or 430]
0550 On January - 16 gothic War (535-552): The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome after a long siege, by bribing the Isaurian garrison.
0960 On this day in history polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople
1120 On this day in history the Council of Nablus is held, establishing the earliest surviving written laws of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem.
1219 Floods in Northern Netherlands after storm, 1,000s killed on this day in history.
1325 On this day in history laure de Noves, beloved of Petrarch, marries Hugues de Sade
1343 On this day in history robert of Anjou, king (Naples), dies
1362 A great storm tide in the North Sea destroys the German island of Strand and the city of Rungholt on January - 16.
1412 The Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy on January - 16.
1492 The first grammar of a modern language, in the Spanish language, is presented to Queen Isabella on January - 16.
1493 Columbus returns to Spain on his first trip on January - 16.
1493 On January - 16 columbus returns to Spain on his 1st trip
1531 On January - 16 english Reformation parliament's 2nd sitting
1547 On this day in history ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself first tsar of Russia
1547 On January - 16 ivan the Terrible crowns himselfst tsar of Russia
1547 Ivan the Terrible is crowned Czar of Russia on January - 16.
1547 On this day in history ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself 1st tsar of Moscow
1556 Emperor Karel appoints his son Philip II, king of Spain on January - 16.
1572 On January - 16 thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk is tried for treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England.
1581 English parliament passes laws against Catholicism on January - 16.
1587 Alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter on this day in history.
1595 Murad III, sultan of Turkey (1574-95), dies on January - 16.
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 this day in history.
1672 Francesco Mancini, composer on January - 16.
1697 On January - 16 richard Savage, English poet
1703 On this day in history matteo Coferati, composer, dies at 64
1728 Niccolo Piccinni, Italian composer (Buona Figliuola) on January - 16.
1749 On this day in history vittoria A Alfieri, Italian count/poet (Maria Stuarda)
1756 On January - 16 england & Prussia sign Treaty of Westminster
1757 On January - 16 samuel McIntire, woodcarver/architect (architect of Salem)
1759 British Museum opens in London on this day in history.
1761 On this day in history british took Pondicherry after siege, marking end of French dominion in India.