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Historical Events Happened In January - 23

Saturday, 30 August 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  On this day in history john of Rila aka Saint Ivan and the fable of two pies.  

0971  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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

1556  Most deadly earthquake kills 830,000 in Shansi Province, China on this day in history.  

1556  On this day in history 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 this day in history queen Elizabeth I opens Royal Exchange in London  

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

1574  On this day in history lucas I Franchoys, Belgian painter  

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

1582  John Barclay, Scottish satirist/Latin poet (Argenis) on this day in history.  

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

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  On this day in history dutch Governor Johan Mauritius lands in Pernambuco Brazil  

1639  Francisco Maldonado da Silva Solis, Peruvian poet, burned at stake on this day in history.  

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

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

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  On this day in history death of yaqub, Almohad Caliph (b. 1160)  

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

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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