Historical Events Happened In January - 16
Saturday, 28 February 2015
0308 On January - 16 marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies
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 Polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople on January - 16.
1120 The Council of Nablus is held, establishing the earliest surviving written laws of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem on January - 16.
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 On January - 16 a great storm tide in the North Sea destroys the German island of Strand and the city of Rungholt.
1412 On this day in history the Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy.
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 this day in history english Reformation parliament's 2nd sitting
1547 Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself first tsar of Russia on this day in history.
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 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 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 English parliament passes laws against Catholicism on January - 16.
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 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 this day in history.
1672 On this day in history francesco Mancini, composer
1697 On this day in history richard Savage, English poet
1703 Matteo Coferati, composer, dies at 64 on January - 16.
1728 Niccolo Piccinni, Italian composer (Buona Figliuola) on January - 16.
1749 Vittoria A Alfieri, Italian count/poet (Maria Stuarda) on this day in history.
1756 On this day in history england & Prussia sign Treaty of Westminster
1757 On January - 16 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 January - 16.