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Historical Events Happened In January - 16

Thursday, 24 July 2014

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  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 this day in history.  

1120  The Council of Nablus is held, establishing the earliest surviving written laws of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem on this day in history.  

1219  On this day in history floods in Northern Netherlands after storm, 1,000s killed  

1325  On this day in history laure de Noves, beloved of Petrarch, marries Hugues de Sade  

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 this day in history.  

1492  On this day in history the first grammar of a modern language, in the Spanish language, is presented to Queen Isabella.  

1493  On this day in history 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  Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself first tsar of Russia on this day in history.  

1547  On this day in history ivan the Terrible crowns himselfst tsar of Russia  

1547  On this day in history ivan the Terrible is crowned Czar of Russia.  

1547  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1587  On this day in history alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter  

1595  On this day in history murad III, sultan of Turkey (1574-95), dies  

1604  On this day in history 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  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  On this day in history richard Savage, English poet  

1703  Matteo Coferati, composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history england & Prussia sign Treaty of Westminster  

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  On this day in history birth of edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (d. 1296)  

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

1477  Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (d. 1547) was born on this day in history.  

1501  On this day in history birth of anthony Denny, confidant of King Henry VIII of England (d. 1559)  

1587  On this day in history birth of alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter  

1616  François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d. 1669) was born on this day in history.  

1626  Lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (d. 1699) was born on this day in history.  

1634  On this day in history birth of dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (d. 1716)  

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  Honoratius of Arles, bishop/saint, dies [or 430] on this day in history.  

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

1343  Robert of Anjou, king (Naples), dies on this day in history.  

1400  Death of John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter, English politician (executed) (b. 1352) on this day in history.  

1545  Death of George Spalatin, German reformer (b. 1484) on this day in history.  

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

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