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Historical Events Happened In January - 23

Thursday, 28 May 2015

0393  Roman Emperor Theodosius I proclaims his nine year old son Honorius co-emperor on January - 23.  

0638  Start of Islamic calendar on January - 23.  

0909  John of Rila aka Saint Ivan and the fable of two pies on January - 23.  

0971  On this day in history in China, the war elephant corps of the Southern Han are soundly defeated at Shao by crossbow fire from Song Dynasty troops. The Southern Han state is forced to submit to the Song Dynasty, ending not only Southern Han rule, but also the first regular war elephant corps employed in a Chinese army that had gained the Southern Han victories throughout the 10th century.  

1002  On January - 23 the Holy Roman Emperor Otto III dies of malaria January 23 at age 21 while conducting a campaign against the Romans  

1002  Otto III, German king/emperor 983/996-1002, dies at 21 on January - 23.  

1265  1st English Parliament formally convened (some authorities) on January - 23.  

1356  On January - 23 margaretha of Bavaria, Emperess of Germany, dies  

1368  In a coronation ceremony, Zhu Yuanzhang ascends to the throne of China as the Hongwu Emperor, initiating Ming Dynasty rule over China that would last for three centuries on January - 23.  

1490  First printing of Ramban's Sha'ar ha-Gemul on January - 23.  

1490  1st printing of Ramban's Sha'ar ha-Gemul on January - 23.  

1492  On January - 23 "Pentateuch" (Jewish holy book) first printed  

1492  "Pentateuch" (Jewish holy book) 1st printed on January - 23.  

1516  Ferdinand II, king of Aragon/Sicily, dies at 63 on January - 23.  

1546  Having published nothing for eleven years, Francois Rabelais publishes the Tiers Livre, his sequel to Gargantua and Pantagruel on this day in history.  

1548  Bernardo Pisano, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

1552  On this day in history 2nd version of Book of Common Prayer becomes mandatory in England  

1552  2nd version of Book of Common Prayer becomes manditory in England on January - 23.  

1556  Most deadly earthquake kills 830,000 in Shansi Province, China on January - 23.  

1556  On January - 23 most deadly earthquake kills 830,000 in Shensi Province, China  

1570  Earl of Moray, regent of Scotland, assassinated; civil war breaks out on this day in history.  

1571  On January - 23 queen Elizabeth I opens Royal Exchange in London  

1571  On January - 23 the Royal Exchange, in London, is founded  

1574  Lucas I Franchoys, Belgian painter on January - 23.  

1579  Union of Utrecht signed, forming protestant Dutch Republic on this day in history.  

1582  On January - 23 john Barclay, Scottish satirist/Latin poet (Argenis)  

1622  William Baffin, British explorer, dies at about 38 on January - 23.  

1631  On this day in history france &Sweden sign anti-German Treaty of Bärwald  

1631  France & Sweden sign anti-German Treaty of Barwald on this day in history.  

1637  Dutch Governor Johan Mauritius lands in Pernambuco Brazil on this day in history.  

1639  On January - 23 francisco Maldonado da Silva Solis, Peruvian poet, burned at stake  

1643  Sir Thomas Fairfax takes Leeds for the Parliamentarians on January - 23.  

1643  On this day in history sir Thomas Fairfax takes Leeds for Parliamentarians  

1647  Scottish Presbyterians sell captured Charles I to English parliament on January - 23.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1350  On January - 23 birth of vincent Ferrer, Spanish missionary and saint (d. 1419)  

1574  On January - 23 birth of lucas I Franchoys, Belgian painter  

1582  John Barclay, Scottish satirist/Latin poet (Argenis) was born on January - 23.  

1688  Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden (d. 1741) was born on January - 23.  

1719  On January - 23 birth of john Landen, English mathematician (d. 1790)  

1730  Joseph Hewes, US merchant (Declaration of Independence signer) was born on January - 23.  

1745  On January - 23 birth of william Jessop, English canal engineer (d. 1814)  

1752  Muzio Clementi, Italian composer was born on January - 23.  

Famous Deaths In January - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1002  On January - 23 otto III, German king/emperor 983/996-1002, dies at 21  

1199  Death of Yaqub, Almohad Caliph (b. 1160) on January - 23.  

1356  Margaretha of Bavaria, Emperess of Germany, dies on this day in history.  

1516  On January - 23 ferdinand II, king of Aragon/Sicily, dies at 63  

1548  On January - 23 bernardo Pisano, composer, dies at 57  

1549  Death of Johannes Honter, Transylvanian Saxon humanist and theologian (b. 1498) on this day in history.  

1567  Death of Jiajing, Emperor of China (b. 1507) on January - 23.  

1622  On this day in history william Baffin, British explorer, dies at about 38