Historical Events Happened In January - 16
Sunday, 05 July 2015
0308 Marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies on this day in history.
0429 Honoratius of Arles, bishop/saint, dies [or 430] on this day in history.
0550 On January - 16 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 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 On this day in history laure de Noves, beloved of Petrarch, marries Hugues de Sade
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 this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1493 On January - 16 columbus returns to Spain on his first trip
1493 On this day in history columbus returns to Spain on his 1st trip
1531 English Reformation parliament's 2nd sitting on this day in history.
1547 Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself first tsar of Russia on January - 16.
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 On January - 16 ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself 1st tsar of Moscow
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 this day in history.
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 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 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 this day in history.
1728 Niccolo Piccinni, Italian composer (Buona Figliuola) on this day in history.
1749 On January - 16 vittoria A Alfieri, Italian count/poet (Maria Stuarda)
1756 England & Prussia sign Treaty of Westminster on January - 16.
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 January - 16 british took Pondicherry after siege, marking end of French dominion in India.