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Historical Events Happened In January - 18

Thursday, 24 April 2014

0336  On this day in history st Mark elected Catholic Pope  

0350  On this day in history general Maxentius drives out Western Roman emperor Constans  

0474  On this day in history leo II briefly becomes Byzantine emperor.  

0532  On this day in history nika uprising at Constantinople fails, 30-40,000 die  

1126  On this day in history emperor Huizong abdicates the Chinese throne in favour of his son Emperor Qinzong.  

1307  On this day in history german king Albrecht I makes his son Rudolf king of Bohemia  

1367  On this day in history pedro I, king of Portugal (1357-67), dies at 46  

1478  On this day in history grand Duke Ivan II of Moscow occupies Novgorod  

1479  On this day in history louis IX, the Rich, duke of Bayern (U of Ingolstadt), dies at 61  

1486  King Henry VII of England marries Elizabeth, daughter of Edward IV on this day in history.  

1520  Christian II of Denmark & Norway defeats the Swedes at Lake Asunde on this day in history.  

1520  Christian II of Denmark & Norway defeats Swedes at Lake Asunde on this day in history.  

1535  On this day in history francisco Pizarro founds Lima Peru  

1535  The city of Lima, capital of present-day Peru, is founded by Spanish conquistadors on the central Pacific coast of South America on this day in history.  

1543  Alfonso Ferrabosco, composer on this day in history.  

1580  Antonio Scandello, Italian composer (Passion of John), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1591  On this day in history king Naresuan of Siam kills Crown Prince Minchit Sra of Burma in single combat, for which this date is now observed marked as Royal Thai Armed Forces day.  

1641  Francois Michel le Tellier, French statesman (Marquis de Louvois) on this day in history.  

1644  On this day in history perplexed Pilgrims in Boston reported America's first UFO sighting  

1644  1st UFO sighting in America, by perplexed pilgrims in Boston on this day in history.  

1650  On this day in history french Prince Louis II of Condé captured  

1650  French Prince Louis II of Condé captured on this day in history.  

1657  On this day in history hendrik Casimir II, Dutch Fieldmarshal (Nassau)  

1659  On this day in history benedikt Lechler, composer, dies at 64  

1664  Moise Amyrault, French theologist/vicar, dies on this day in history.  

1666  On this day in history adriaen A Bloemaert, Dutch landscape painter, dies at about 56  

1671  Pirate Henry Morgan defeats Spanish defenders, captures Panamá on this day in history.  

1671  On this day in history pirate Henry Morgan defeats Spanish defenders, captures Panama  

1677  On this day in history john A van Riebeeck, Dutch founder Cape Colony, dies at 57  

1685  Tiberius Hemsterhuis, Dutch Classical prof, baptized on this day in history.  

1689  On this day in history the birth of Charles de Montesquieu, French philosopher  

1689  On this day in history charles de Montesquieu, France, philosopher/writer (Letters Persanes)  

1691  English king Willem III travels to The Hague on this day in history.  

1701  On this day in history frederik I/Sophie Charlotte van Hanover crowned king/queen of Prussia  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

0885  Daigo, Emperor of Japan (d. 930) was born on this day in history.  

1519  Isabella Jagiełło, queen of Hungary (d. 1559) was born on this day in history.  

1543  On this day in history birth of alfonso Ferrabosco, composer  

1641  Francois Michel le Tellier, French statesman (Marquis de Louvois) was born on this day in history.  

1657  On this day in history birth of hendrik Casimir II, Dutch Fieldmarshal (Nassau)  

1672  Antoine Houdar de la Motte, French writer (d. 1731) was born on this day in history.  

1685  On this day in history birth of tiberius Hemsterhuis, Dutch Classical prof, baptized  

1688  On this day in history birth of lionel Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1765)  

Famous Deaths In January - 18

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0052  On this day in history death of publius Clodius Pulcher (murdered) (b. 93 BC)  

0474  On this day in history death of leo I, Byzantine Emperor (b. 401)  

1367  On this day in history pedro I, king of Portugal (1357-67), dies at 46  

1425  Death of Edmund de Mortimer, 5th Earl of March, English politician (b. 1391) on this day in history.  

1471  Death of Emperor Go-Hanazono of Japan (b. 1419) on this day in history.  

1479  Louis IX, the Rich, duke of Bayern (U of Ingolstadt), dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1580  On this day in history antonio Scandello, Italian composer (Passion of John), dies at 63  

1586  Death of Margaret of Austria, regent of The Netherlands (b. 1522) on this day in history.