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Historical Events Happened In January - 18

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

0336  St Mark elected Catholic Pope on this day in history.  

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

0474  Leo II briefly becomes Byzantine emperor on this day in history.  

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

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

1307  German king Albrecht I makes his son Rudolf king of Bohemia on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history christian II of Denmark & Norway defeats Swedes at Lake Asunde  

1535  Francisco Pizarro founds Lima Peru on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history alfonso Ferrabosco, composer  

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

1591  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 on this day in history.  

1641  On this day in history francois Michel le Tellier, French statesman (Marquis de Louvois)  

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

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

1657  Hendrik Casimir II, Dutch Fieldmarshal (Nassau) on this day in history.  

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

1664  On this day in history moise Amyrault, French theologist/vicar, dies  

1666  Adriaen A Bloemaert, Dutch landscape painter, dies at about 56 on this day in history.  

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  John A van Riebeeck, Dutch founder Cape Colony, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

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

1689  The birth of Charles de Montesquieu, French philosopher on this day in history.  

1689  Charles de Montesquieu, France, philosopher/writer (Letters Persanes) on this day in history.  

1691  On this day in history english king Willem III travels to The Hague  

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

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Famous Birthdays In January - 18

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0885  On this day in history birth of daigo, Emperor of Japan (d. 930)  

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

1543  Alfonso Ferrabosco, composer was born on this day in history.  

1641  On this day in history birth of francois Michel le Tellier, French statesman (Marquis de Louvois)  

1657  Hendrik Casimir II, Dutch Fieldmarshal (Nassau) was born on this day in history.  

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  Lionel Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1765) was born on this day in history.  

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  Death of Leo I, Byzantine Emperor (b. 401) on this day in history.  

1367  Pedro I, king of Portugal (1357-67), dies at 46 on this day in history.  

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

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

1586  On this day in history death of margaret of Austria, regent of The Netherlands (b. 1522)