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Historical Events Happened In January - 23

Monday, 27 April 2015

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

0638  On this day in history start of Islamic calendar  

0909  John of Rila aka Saint Ivan and the fable of two pies on January - 23.  

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

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

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

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

1368  On January - 23 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  First printing of Ramban's Sha'ar ha-Gemul on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1516  On January - 23 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 January - 23.  

1552  On January - 23 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  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 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 this day in history.  

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

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

1582  On January - 23 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  On this day in history france & Sweden sign anti-German Treaty of Barwald  

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 January - 23.  

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 People Born On This Day In History

1350  Vincent Ferrer, Spanish missionary and saint (d. 1419) was born on January - 23.  

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  Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden (d. 1741) was born on January - 23.  

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 this day in history.  

1752  On this day in history birth of muzio Clementi, Italian composer  

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 January - 23.  

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

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

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.