Historical Events For January - 16
Wednesday, 24 January 2018
0308 Marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies on January - 16.
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 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 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 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 this day in history.
1492 The first grammar of a modern language, in the Spanish language, is presented to Queen Isabella on this day in history.
1493 Columbus returns to Spain on his first trip on January - 16.
1493 On this day in history columbus returns to Spain on his 1st trip
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 January - 16 ivan the Terrible crowns himselfst tsar of Russia
1547 On this day in history ivan the Terrible is crowned Czar of Russia.
1547 On this day in history ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself 1st tsar of Moscow
1556 On January - 16 emperor Karel appoints his son Philip II, king of Spain
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 On January - 16 english parliament passes laws against Catholicism
1587 Alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter on this day in history.
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 January - 16.
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 On January - 16 matteo Coferati, composer, dies at 64
1728 On this day in history niccolo Piccinni, Italian composer (Buona Figliuola)
1749 On this day in history vittoria A Alfieri, Italian count/poet (Maria Stuarda)
1756 On this day in history 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 British took Pondicherry after siege, marking end of French dominion in India on January - 16.