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Historical Events Happened In January - 23

Monday, 02 March 2015

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

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

1265  On January - 23 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  On this day in history first printing of Ramban's Sha'ar ha-Gemul  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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 this day in history.  

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

1622  On January - 23 william Baffin, British explorer, dies at about 38  

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

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

1637  Dutch Governor Johan Mauritius lands in Pernambuco Brazil on January - 23.  

1639  On this day in history francisco Maldonado da Silva Solis, Peruvian poet, burned at stake  

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

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

1647  On January - 23 scottish Presbyterians sell captured Charles I to English parliament  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1350  Vincent Ferrer, Spanish missionary and saint (d. 1419) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1688  On January - 23 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  William Jessop, English canal engineer (d. 1814) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

1567  On this day in history death of jiajing, Emperor of China (b. 1507)  

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