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Historical Events For January - 16

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0308  On this day in history marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies  

0429  On this day in history honoratius of Arles, bishop/saint, dies [or 430]  

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  On January - 16 polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople  

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  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  Robert of Anjou, king (Naples), dies on this day in history.  

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  The Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy on January - 16.  

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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  Columbus returns to Spain on his 1st trip on this day in history.  

1531  English Reformation parliament's 2nd sitting on this day in history.  

1547  On this day in history ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself first tsar of Russia  

1547  On this day in history 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  Emperor Karel appoints his son Philip II, king of Spain on this day in history.  

1572  On this day in history thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk is tried for treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England.  

1581  English parliament passes laws against Catholicism on January - 16.  

1587  On January - 16 alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter  

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  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  Niccolo Piccinni, Italian composer (Buona Figliuola) on this day in history.  

1749  On this day in history vittoria A Alfieri, Italian count/poet (Maria Stuarda)  

1756  England & Prussia sign Treaty of Westminster on this day in history.  

1757  Samuel McIntire, woodcarver/architect (architect of Salem) on this day in history.  

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.  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1245  Edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (d. 1296) was born on January - 16.  

1409  On this day in history birth of rené I of Naples (d. 1480)  

1477  On this day in history birth of johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (d. 1547)  

1501  Anthony Denny, confidant of King Henry VIII of England (d. 1559) was born on January - 16.  

1587  Alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter was born on January - 16.  

1616  François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d. 1669) was born on January - 16.  

1626  On this day in history birth of lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (d. 1699)  

1634  Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (d. 1716) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In January - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0308  On this day in history marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies  

0429  On January - 16 honoratius of Arles, bishop/saint, dies [or 430]  

0960  On this day in history death of polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople  

1343  On January - 16 robert of Anjou, king (Naples), dies  

1400  On this day in history death of john Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter, English politician (executed) (b. 1352)  

1545  On this day in history death of george Spalatin, German reformer (b. 1484)  

1547  Death of Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (b. 1477) on this day in history.  

1554  On this day in history death of christiern Pedersen, Danish humanist (b. 1480)  

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