Historical Events Happened In January - 16
Friday, 31 July 2015
0308 Marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies on January - 16.
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 this day in history.
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 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 January - 16.
1412 On January - 16 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 January - 16.
1493 Columbus returns to Spain on his first trip on January - 16.
1493 Columbus returns to Spain on his 1st trip on January - 16.
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 Ivan the Terrible crowns himselfst tsar of Russia on this day in history.
1547 Ivan the Terrible is crowned Czar of Russia on this day in history.
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 On January - 16 english parliament passes laws against Catholicism
1587 Alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter on January - 16.
1595 Murad III, sultan of Turkey (1574-95), dies on January - 16.
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 this day in history 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 Francesco Mancini, composer on this day in history.
1697 Richard Savage, English poet on January - 16.
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 England & Prussia sign Treaty of Westminster on this day in history.
1757 On January - 16 samuel McIntire, woodcarver/architect (architect of Salem)
1759 On this day in history british Museum opens in London
1761 British took Pondicherry after siege, marking end of French dominion in India on January - 16.