Historical Events In January - 16
Wednesday, 19 June 2019
0308 Marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies on this day in history.
0429 On this day in history honoratius of Arles, bishop/saint, dies [or 430]
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 January - 16.
1120 On this day in history the Council of Nablus is held, establishing the earliest surviving written laws of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem.
1219 Floods in Northern Netherlands after storm, 1,000s killed on this day in history.
1325 On this day in history laure de Noves, beloved of Petrarch, marries Hugues de Sade
1343 Robert of Anjou, king (Naples), dies on this day in history.
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 On this day in history the first grammar of a modern language, in the Spanish language, is presented to Queen Isabella.
1493 On January - 16 columbus returns to Spain on his first trip
1493 Columbus returns to Spain on his 1st trip on January - 16.
1531 On this day in history english Reformation parliament's 2nd sitting
1547 On January - 16 ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself first tsar of Russia
1547 On this day in history ivan the Terrible crowns himselfst tsar of Russia
1547 On this day in history ivan the Terrible is crowned Czar of Russia.
1547 Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself 1st tsar of Moscow on this day in history.
1556 Emperor Karel appoints his son Philip II, king of Spain on January - 16.
1572 On January - 16 thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk is tried for treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England.
1581 English parliament passes laws against Catholicism on January - 16.
1587 Alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter on January - 16.
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 this day in history.
1605 On January - 16 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.
1672 Francesco Mancini, composer on January - 16.
1697 On this day in history richard Savage, English poet
1703 On January - 16 matteo Coferati, composer, dies at 64
1728 Niccolo Piccinni, Italian composer (Buona Figliuola) on January - 16.
1749 Vittoria A Alfieri, Italian count/poet (Maria Stuarda) on January - 16.
1756 England & Prussia sign Treaty of Westminster on this day in history.
1757 Samuel McIntire, woodcarver/architect (architect of Salem) on January - 16.
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.