Historical Events In January - 16
Saturday, 17 April 2021
0308 Marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies on January - 16.
0429 Honoratius of Arles, bishop/saint, dies [or 430] on January - 16.
0550 Gothic War (535-552): The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome after a long siege, by bribing the Isaurian garrison on this day in history.
0960 Polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople on this day in history.
1120 On January - 16 the Council of Nablus is held, establishing the earliest surviving written laws of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem.
1219 On January - 16 floods in Northern Netherlands after storm, 1,000s killed
1325 Laure de Noves, beloved of Petrarch, marries Hugues de Sade on this day in history.
1343 On January - 16 robert of Anjou, king (Naples), dies
1362 A great storm tide in the North Sea destroys the German island of Strand and the city of Rungholt on this day in history.
1412 On this day in history the Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy.
1492 The first grammar of a modern language, in the Spanish language, is presented to Queen Isabella on January - 16.
1493 Columbus returns to Spain on his first trip on January - 16.
1493 On this day in history columbus returns to Spain on his 1st trip
1531 On this day in history english Reformation parliament's 2nd sitting
1547 Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself first tsar of Russia on January - 16.
1547 On January - 16 ivan the Terrible crowns himselfst tsar of Russia
1547 Ivan the Terrible is crowned Czar of Russia on this day in history.
1547 On January - 16 ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself 1st tsar of Moscow
1556 On this day in history emperor Karel appoints his son Philip II, king of Spain
1572 Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk is tried for treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England on January - 16.
1581 English parliament passes laws against Catholicism on this day in history.
1587 On this day in history alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter
1595 On January - 16 murad III, sultan of Turkey (1574-95), dies
1604 At the Hampton Court Conference in England, John Rainolds presents to King James I the motion '...that there might bee a newe translation of the Bible.' Approved the next day, Rainolds' motion leads to the 1611 publication of the King James' Bible on January - 16.
1605 The first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid on January - 16.
1672 Francesco Mancini, composer on this day in history.
1697 Richard Savage, English poet on this day in history.
1703 Matteo Coferati, composer, dies at 64 on January - 16.
1728 Niccolo Piccinni, Italian composer (Buona Figliuola) on January - 16.
1749 Vittoria A Alfieri, Italian count/poet (Maria Stuarda) on this day in history.
1756 On this day in history england & Prussia sign Treaty of Westminster
1757 On January - 16 samuel McIntire, woodcarver/architect (architect of Salem)
1759 On this day in history british Museum opens in London
1761 On this day in history british took Pondicherry after siege, marking end of French dominion in India.