Historical Events For January - 16
Monday, 23 October 2017
0308 Marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies on this day in history.
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 January - 16.
0960 On January - 16 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 On this day in history floods in Northern Netherlands after storm, 1,000s killed
1325 On January - 16 laure de Noves, beloved of Petrarch, marries Hugues de Sade
1343 Robert of Anjou, king (Naples), dies on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1492 The first grammar of a modern language, in the Spanish language, is presented to Queen Isabella on January - 16.
1493 On January - 16 columbus returns to Spain on his first trip
1493 On this day in history columbus returns to Spain on his 1st trip
1531 English Reformation parliament's 2nd sitting on this day in history.
1547 On January - 16 ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself first tsar of Russia
1547 Ivan the Terrible crowns himselfst tsar of Russia on this day in history.
1547 Ivan the Terrible is crowned Czar of Russia on this day in history.
1547 Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself 1st tsar of Moscow on this day in history.
1556 On this day in history emperor Karel appoints his son Philip II, king of Spain
1572 Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk is tried for treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England on this day in history.
1581 English parliament passes laws against Catholicism on this day in history.
1587 On January - 16 alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter
1595 On January - 16 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 this day in history.
1672 On January - 16 francesco Mancini, composer
1697 On January - 16 richard Savage, English poet
1703 Matteo Coferati, composer, dies at 64 on January - 16.
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 England & Prussia sign Treaty of Westminster on this day in history.
1757 On this day in history 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.