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Historical Events Happened In January - 28

Thursday, 24 July 2014

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

1077  Pope Gregory VII pardons German emperor Heinrich IV on this day in history.  

1077  On this day in history german king Henry IV petitions Pope Gregory VII for forgiveness  

1099  First Crusaders begins siege of Hosn-el-Akrad Syria on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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  On this day in history robert le Maçon, Chancellor of France  

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

1495  On this day in history pope gives his son Cesare Borgia as hostage to Charles VIII of France  

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  On this day in history elia Levita, German-Yiddish writer (Habachur), dies at about 80  

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  Cornelis Haga, Dutch lawyer/ambassador to Constantinople (1611-39) on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

1611  On this day in history johannes Hevelius, Danzig, astronomer (star cataloger)  

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  On this day in history birth of saint Thomas Aquinas (d. 1274)  

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  Ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (d. 1610) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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  Death of Duke Spytihněv II of Bohemia (b. 1031) on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

1443  On this day in history death of robert le Maçon, Chancellor of France  

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