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Historical Events Happened In January - 28

Thursday, 28 August 2014

0814  Charlemagne, German emperor/Roman Emperor (800-814), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1077  On this day in history pope Gregory VII pardons German emperor Heinrich IV  

1077  German king Henry IV petitions Pope Gregory VII for forgiveness on this day in history.  

1099  On this day in history first Crusaders begins siege of Hosn-el-Akrad Syria  

1099  On this day in history 1st Crusaders begins siege of Hosn-el-Akrad Syria  

1119  On this day in history gelasius II, [Giovannis Caetani], pope (1118-19), dies  

1256  Willem II, earl of Holland/German emperor (1238, 47-56), dies at 22 on this day in history.  

1262  Flemish/Dutch coast ravaged by north western storm on this day in history.  

1393  On this day in history fire during Royal Ball at Paris, 4 die (Ball of the Ardents)  

1393  Earl of Joigny, burned at royal ball on this day in history.  

1443  Robert le Maçon, Chancellor of France on this day in history.  

1457  On this day in history henry VII, Pembroke Castle, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509)  

1495  Pope gives his son Cesare Borgia as hostage to Charles VIII of France on this day in history.  

1521  On this day in history the Diet of Worms begins, lasting until May 25.  

1528  Philips of Cleve, ruler of Ravenstein, dies on this day in history.  

1547  King Henry the Eighth of England dies and is succeeded by his nine-year-old son, Edward the Sixth on this day in history.  

1547  9-year-old Edward VI succeeds Henry VIII as king of England on this day in history.  

1547  On this day in history henry VIII, King of England (1509-47), dies at 55  

1549  Elia Levita, German-Yiddish writer (Habachur), dies at about 80 on this day in history.  

1560  John a Lasco, [John Laski], Polish nobleman/reformed theologist, dies on this day in history.  

1561  On this day in history by Edict of Orleans persecution of French Huguenots is suspended  

1573  Articles of Warsaw Confederation are signed, sanctioning freedom of religion in Poland on this day in history.  

1578  On this day in history cornelis Haga, Dutch lawyer/ambassador to Constantinople (1611-39)  

1581  James VI signs the 2nd Confession of Faith in Scotland on this day in history.  

1581  On this day in history james VI signs 2nd Confession of Faith in Scotland  

1582  On this day in history john Barclay, Scottish satirist/poet (Euphormio's Satyricon)  

1595  On this day in history francis Drake, English pirate, Admiral and Governor of Newfoundland (Porto Bello West Indies), dies at 50  

1596  British admiral Sir Francis Drake dies off the Panama coast and is buried at sea on this day in history.  

1600  On this day in history clement IX, [Giulio Rospigliosi], Pistoia, Italy, 238th pope (1667-69)  

1606  Carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar, dies at 85 on this day in history.  

1608  On this day in history giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Naples, mathematician/astronomer  

1611  Johannes Hevelius, Danzig, astronomer (star cataloger) on this day in history.  

1612  On this day in history thomas Bodley, diplomat/founder (Bodleian Library), dies  

1613  On this day in history galileo may have unknowingly viewed undiscovered planet Neptune  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 28

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1225  Saint Thomas Aquinas (d. 1274) was born on this day in history.  

1312  On this day in history birth of queen Joan II of Navarre (d. 1349)  

1457  Henry VII, Pembroke Castle, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509) was born on this day in history.  

1540  On this day in history birth of ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (d. 1610)  

1578  On this day in history birth of cornelis Haga, Dutch lawyer/ambassador to Constantinople (1611-39)  

1582  John Barclay, Scottish satirist/poet (Euphormio's Satyricon) was born on this day in history.  

1600  Clement IX, [Giulio Rospigliosi], Pistoia, Italy, 238th pope (1667-69) was born on this day in history.  

1608  Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Naples, mathematician/astronomer was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In January - 28

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0814  Charlemagne, German emperor/Roman Emperor (800-814), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1061  On this day in history death of duke Spytihněv II of Bohemia (b. 1031)  

1119  Gelasius II, [Giovannis Caetani], pope (1118-19), dies on this day in history.  

1256  Willem II, earl of Holland/German emperor (1238, 47-56), dies at 22 on this day in history.  

1271  Death of Isabella of Aragon, queen of Philip III of France (b. 1247) on this day in history.  

1393  On this day in history death of earl of Joigny, burned at royal ball  

1443  Death of Robert le Maçon, Chancellor of France on this day in history.  

1528  On this day in history philips of Cleve, ruler of Ravenstein, dies