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Historical Events Happened In January - 23

Thursday, 18 September 2014

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

0638  Start of Islamic calendar on this day in history.  

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

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 January - 23 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  On this day in history 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  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 January - 23 "Pentateuch" (Jewish holy book) 1st printed  

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

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

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 January - 23.  

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

1571  The Royal Exchange, in London, is founded on January - 23.  

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

1579  Union of Utrecht signed, forming protestant Dutch Republic on January - 23.  

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

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

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Famous Birthdays In January - 23

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  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 January - 23.  

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

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  

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

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

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

1549  Death of Johannes Honter, Transylvanian Saxon humanist and theologian (b. 1498) on January - 23.  

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

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