Historical Events For January - 16
Thursday, 17 August 2017
0308 On January - 16 marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies
0429 On this day in history 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 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 Laure de Noves, beloved of Petrarch, marries Hugues de Sade on this day in history.
1343 On January - 16 robert of Anjou, king (Naples), dies
1362 On this day in history a great storm tide in the North Sea destroys the German island of Strand and the city of Rungholt.
1412 On this day in history the Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy.
1492 On January - 16 the first grammar of a modern language, in the Spanish language, is presented to Queen Isabella.
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 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 On January - 16 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 On this day in history english parliament passes laws against Catholicism
1587 On this day in history alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter
1595 Murad III, sultan of Turkey (1574-95), dies on this day in history.
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 Richard Savage, English poet on January - 16.
1703 On this day in history matteo Coferati, composer, dies at 64
1728 On January - 16 niccolo Piccinni, Italian composer (Buona Figliuola)
1749 Vittoria A Alfieri, Italian count/poet (Maria Stuarda) on this day in history.
1756 On this day in history england & Prussia sign Treaty of Westminster
1757 On this day in history samuel McIntire, woodcarver/architect (architect of Salem)
1759 On this day in history british Museum opens in London
1761 On January - 16 british took Pondicherry after siege, marking end of French dominion in India.