Historical Events For January - 16
Sunday, 26 March 2017
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.
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.