Historical Events Happened In January - 16
Sunday, 03 May 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 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 this day in history laure de Noves, beloved of Petrarch, marries Hugues de Sade
1343 Robert of Anjou, king (Naples), dies on January - 16.
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 January - 16 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 this day in history 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 On this day in history ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself first tsar of Russia
1547 Ivan the Terrible crowns himselfst tsar of Russia on January - 16.
1547 On this day in history ivan the Terrible is crowned Czar of Russia.
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 this day in history.
1581 English parliament passes laws against Catholicism on this day in history.
1587 On January - 16 alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter
1595 Murad III, sultan of Turkey (1574-95), dies on January - 16.
1604 On January - 16 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 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 January - 16 vittoria A Alfieri, Italian count/poet (Maria Stuarda)
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 British took Pondicherry after siege, marking end of French dominion in India on this day in history.