Historical Events Happened In January - 23
Saturday, 30 April 2016
0393 Roman Emperor Theodosius I proclaims his nine year old son Honorius co-emperor on this day in history.
0638 On January - 23 start of Islamic calendar
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 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 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 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 January - 23.
1492 On this day in history "Pentateuch" (Jewish holy book) 1st printed
1516 Ferdinand II, king of Aragon/Sicily, dies at 63 on January - 23.
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 January - 23 bernardo Pisano, composer, dies at 57
1552 On January - 23 2nd version of Book of Common Prayer becomes mandatory in England
1552 2nd version of Book of Common Prayer becomes manditory in England on this day in history.
1556 On January - 23 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 On January - 23 earl of Moray, regent of Scotland, assassinated; civil war breaks out
1571 On January - 23 queen Elizabeth I opens Royal Exchange in London
1571 The Royal Exchange, in London, is founded on January - 23.
1574 On January - 23 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 January - 23.
1622 On this day in history william Baffin, British explorer, dies at about 38
1631 On January - 23 france &Sweden sign anti-German Treaty of Bärwald
1631 On January - 23 france & Sweden sign anti-German Treaty of Barwald
1637 On January - 23 dutch Governor Johan Mauritius lands in Pernambuco Brazil
1639 On January - 23 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 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.