Historical Events For January - 18
Friday, 09 December 2016
0336 St Mark elected Catholic Pope on this day in history.
0350 On January - 18 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 On this day in history emperor Huizong abdicates the Chinese throne in favour of his son Emperor Qinzong.
1307 German king Albrecht I makes his son Rudolf king of Bohemia on this day in history.
1367 Pedro I, king of Portugal (1357-67), dies at 46 on this day in history.
1478 On this day in history grand Duke Ivan II of Moscow occupies Novgorod
1479 On January - 18 louis IX, the Rich, duke of Bayern (U of Ingolstadt), dies at 61
1486 On January - 18 king Henry VII of England marries Elizabeth, daughter of Edward IV
1520 On January - 18 christian II of Denmark & Norway defeats the Swedes at Lake Asunde
1520 Christian II of Denmark & Norway defeats Swedes at Lake Asunde on January - 18.
1535 On January - 18 francisco Pizarro founds Lima Peru
1535 On January - 18 the city of Lima, capital of present-day Peru, is founded by Spanish conquistadors on the central Pacific coast of South America.
1543 Alfonso Ferrabosco, composer on this day in history.
1580 On this day in history antonio Scandello, Italian composer (Passion of John), dies at 63
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 January - 18.
1641 Francois Michel le Tellier, French statesman (Marquis de Louvois) on this day in history.
1644 Perplexed Pilgrims in Boston reported America's first UFO sighting on January - 18.
1644 On January - 18 1st UFO sighting in America, by perplexed pilgrims in Boston
1650 French Prince Louis II of Condé captured on January - 18.
1650 French Prince Louis II of Condé captured on this day in history.
1657 Hendrik Casimir II, Dutch Fieldmarshal (Nassau) on January - 18.
1659 Benedikt Lechler, composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.
1664 Moise Amyrault, French theologist/vicar, dies on January - 18.
1666 On January - 18 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 January - 18 pirate Henry Morgan defeats Spanish defenders, captures Panama
1677 On January - 18 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