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Historical Events Happened In January - 16

Monday, 22 December 2014

0308  Marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies on January - 16.  

0429  Honoratius of Arles, bishop/saint, dies [or 430] on this day in history.  

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 January - 16 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 January - 16.  

1325  Laure de Noves, beloved of Petrarch, marries Hugues de Sade on this day in history.  

1343  On this day in history robert of Anjou, king (Naples), dies  

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  The Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy on January - 16.  

1492  On this day in history the first grammar of a modern language, in the Spanish language, is presented to Queen Isabella.  

1493  On January - 16 columbus returns to Spain on his first trip  

1493  On January - 16 columbus returns to Spain on his 1st trip  

1531  On January - 16 english Reformation parliament's 2nd sitting  

1547  On January - 16 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  Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself 1st tsar of Moscow on this day in history.  

1556  On January - 16 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 January - 16.  

1581  On January - 16 english parliament passes laws against Catholicism  

1587  Alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter on January - 16.  

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  On this day in history 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.  

1672  Francesco Mancini, composer on this day in history.  

1697  Richard Savage, English poet on this day in history.  

1703  Matteo Coferati, composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

1728  Niccolo Piccinni, Italian composer (Buona Figliuola) on this day in history.  

1749  Vittoria A Alfieri, Italian count/poet (Maria Stuarda) on this day in history.  

1756  England & Prussia sign Treaty of Westminster on January - 16.  

1757  On January - 16 samuel McIntire, woodcarver/architect (architect of Salem)  

1759  British Museum opens in London on January - 16.  

1761  On this day in history british took Pondicherry after siege, marking end of French dominion in India.  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1245  On January - 16 birth of edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (d. 1296)  

1409  On January - 16 birth of rené I of Naples (d. 1480)  

1477  On this day in history birth of johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (d. 1547)  

1501  On this day in history birth of anthony Denny, confidant of King Henry VIII of England (d. 1559)  

1587  Alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter was born on this day in history.  

1616  On this day in history birth of françois de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d. 1669)  

1626  On January - 16 birth of lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (d. 1699)  

1634  On January - 16 birth of dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (d. 1716)  

Famous Deaths In January - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0308  On this day in history marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies  

0429  Honoratius of Arles, bishop/saint, dies [or 430] on this day in history.  

0960  Death of Polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople on January - 16.  

1343  Robert of Anjou, king (Naples), dies on January - 16.  

1400  On this day in history death of john Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter, English politician (executed) (b. 1352)  

1545  On this day in history death of george Spalatin, German reformer (b. 1484)  

1547  Death of Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (b. 1477) on January - 16.  

1554  Death of Christiern Pedersen, Danish humanist (b. 1480) on this day in history.