Historical Events For January - 16
Tuesday, 24 January 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 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 this day in history.
1120 The Council of Nablus is held, establishing the earliest surviving written laws of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem on this day in history.
1219 Floods in Northern Netherlands after storm, 1,000s killed on this day in history.
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 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 this day in history.
1493 Columbus returns to Spain on his first trip on this day in history.
1493 On January - 16 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 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 this day in history.
1547 Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself 1st tsar of Moscow on January - 16.
1556 On this day in history 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 this day in history english parliament passes laws against Catholicism
1587 On this day in history alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter
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 January - 16 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 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 January - 16 niccolo Piccinni, Italian composer (Buona Figliuola)
1749 On January - 16 vittoria A Alfieri, Italian count/poet (Maria Stuarda)
1756 England & Prussia sign Treaty of Westminster on January - 16.
1757 On January - 16 samuel McIntire, woodcarver/architect (architect of Salem)
1759 On January - 16 british Museum opens in London
1761 On January - 16 british took Pondicherry after siege, marking end of French dominion in India.