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Historical Events Happened In January - 23

Thursday, 24 April 2014

0393  Roman Emperor Theodosius I proclaims his nine year old son Honorius co-emperor on this day in history.  

0638  On this day in history start of Islamic calendar  

0909  John of Rila aka Saint Ivan and the fable of two pies on this day in history.  

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 this day in history the Holy Roman Emperor Otto III dies of malaria January 23 at age 21 while conducting a campaign against the Romans  

1002  On this day in history otto III, German king/emperor 983/996-1002, dies at 21  

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

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

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  

1490  On this day in history 1st printing of Ramban's Sha'ar ha-Gemul  

1492  "Pentateuch" (Jewish holy book) first printed on this day in history.  

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

1516  On this day in history ferdinand II, king of Aragon/Sicily, dies at 63  

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  On this day in history bernardo Pisano, composer, dies at 57  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1571  Queen Elizabeth I opens Royal Exchange in London on this day in history.  

1571  On this day in history the Royal Exchange, in London, is founded  

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

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  Francisco Maldonado da Silva Solis, Peruvian poet, burned at stake on this day in history.  

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

1643  Sir Thomas Fairfax takes Leeds for Parliamentarians on this day in history.  

1647  On this day in history scottish Presbyterians sell captured Charles I to English parliament  

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

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

1688  Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden (d. 1741) was born on this day in history.  

1719  On this day in history birth of john Landen, English mathematician (d. 1790)  

1730  Joseph Hewes, US merchant (Declaration of Independence signer) was born on this day in history.  

1745  On this day in history birth of william Jessop, English canal engineer (d. 1814)  

1752  Muzio Clementi, Italian composer was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In January - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1002  Otto III, German king/emperor 983/996-1002, dies at 21 on this day in history.  

1199  Death of Yaqub, Almohad Caliph (b. 1160) on this day in history.  

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

1516  Ferdinand II, king of Aragon/Sicily, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1548  On this day in history bernardo Pisano, composer, dies at 57  

1549  On this day in history death of johannes Honter, Transylvanian Saxon humanist and theologian (b. 1498)  

1567  Death of Jiajing, Emperor of China (b. 1507) on this day in history.  

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