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Historical Events For January - 23

Sunday, 28 May 2017

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

0638  On January - 23 start of Islamic calendar  

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

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

1265  On this day in history 1st English Parliament formally convened (some authorities)  

1356  On this day in history margaretha of Bavaria, Emperess of Germany, dies  

1368  On this day in history 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.  

1490  On this day in history first printing of Ramban's Sha'ar ha-Gemul  

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

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

1492  On this day in history "Pentateuch" (Jewish holy book) 1st printed  

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

1546  On January - 23 having published nothing for eleven years, Francois Rabelais publishes the Tiers Livre, his sequel to Gargantua and Pantagruel.  

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

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

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

1556  On this day in history most deadly earthquake kills 830,000 in Shansi Province, China  

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

1570  On January - 23 earl of Moray, regent of Scotland, assassinated; civil war breaks out  

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

1571  The Royal Exchange, in London, is founded on this day in history.  

1574  Lucas I Franchoys, Belgian painter on this day in history.  

1579  On this day in history union of Utrecht signed, forming protestant Dutch Republic  

1582  On this day in history john Barclay, Scottish satirist/Latin poet (Argenis)  

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

1631  On January - 23 france &Sweden sign anti-German Treaty of Bärwald  

1631  France & Sweden sign anti-German Treaty of Barwald on January - 23.  

1637  On January - 23 dutch Governor Johan Mauritius lands in Pernambuco Brazil  

1639  Francisco Maldonado da Silva Solis, Peruvian poet, burned at stake on January - 23.  

1643  On January - 23 sir Thomas Fairfax takes Leeds for the Parliamentarians  

1643  On January - 23 sir Thomas Fairfax takes Leeds for Parliamentarians  

1647  Scottish Presbyterians sell captured Charles I to English parliament on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1350  On this day in history birth of vincent Ferrer, Spanish missionary and saint (d. 1419)  

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

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

1688  On this day in history birth of queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden (d. 1741)  

1719  John Landen, English mathematician (d. 1790) was born on this day in history.  

1730  On January - 23 birth of joseph Hewes, US merchant (Declaration of Independence signer)  

1745  William Jessop, English canal engineer (d. 1814) was born on January - 23.  

1752  On January - 23 birth of muzio Clementi, Italian composer  

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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  On January - 23 death of yaqub, Almohad Caliph (b. 1160)  

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

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

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

1549  On January - 23 death of johannes Honter, Transylvanian Saxon humanist and theologian (b. 1498)  

1567  On January - 23 death of jiajing, Emperor of China (b. 1507)  

1622  William Baffin, British explorer, dies at about 38 on this day in history.  

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