Historical Events For January - 16
Wednesday, 26 April 2017
0308 Marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies on this day in history.
0429 On this day in history honoratius of Arles, bishop/saint, dies [or 430]
0550 On this day in history gothic War (535-552): The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome after a long siege, by bribing the Isaurian garrison.
0960 Polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople on January - 16.
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 January - 16 floods in Northern Netherlands after storm, 1,000s killed
1325 Laure de Noves, beloved of Petrarch, marries Hugues de Sade on this day in history.
1343 On January - 16 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 On this day in history the Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy.
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 this day in history english Reformation parliament's 2nd sitting
1547 Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself first tsar of Russia on January - 16.
1547 Ivan the Terrible crowns himselfst tsar of Russia on this day in history.
1547 Ivan the Terrible is crowned Czar of Russia on January - 16.
1547 On January - 16 ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself 1st tsar of Moscow
1556 Emperor Karel appoints his son Philip II, king of Spain on this day in history.
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 English parliament passes laws against Catholicism on this day in history.
1587 Alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter on January - 16.
1595 Murad III, sultan of Turkey (1574-95), dies on this day in history.
1604 On this day in history 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
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 On January - 16 richard Savage, English poet
1703 On January - 16 matteo Coferati, composer, dies at 64
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 this day in history.
1757 On this day in history 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.