Historical Events Happened In January - 16
Friday, 21 October 2016
0308 On this day in history 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 On January - 16 polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople
1120 The Council of Nablus is held, establishing the earliest surviving written laws of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem on January - 16.
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 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 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 Columbus returns to Spain on his first trip on this day in history.
1493 Columbus returns to Spain on his 1st trip on this day in history.
1531 English Reformation parliament's 2nd sitting on January - 16.
1547 On January - 16 ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself first tsar of Russia
1547 Ivan the Terrible crowns himselfst tsar of Russia on January - 16.
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 this day in history.
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 Alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter on this day in history.
1595 On this day in history murad III, sultan of Turkey (1574-95), dies
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 this day in history.
1672 Francesco Mancini, composer on January - 16.
1697 On this day in history richard Savage, English poet
1703 Matteo Coferati, composer, dies at 64 on January - 16.
1728 On this day in history niccolo Piccinni, Italian composer (Buona Figliuola)
1749 Vittoria A Alfieri, Italian count/poet (Maria Stuarda) on this day in history.
1756 England & Prussia sign Treaty of Westminster on January - 16.
1757 On January - 16 samuel McIntire, woodcarver/architect (architect of Salem)
1759 British Museum opens in London on January - 16.
1761 On January - 16 british took Pondicherry after siege, marking end of French dominion in India.