Historical Events In January - 18
Monday, 19 April 2021
0336 St Mark elected Catholic Pope on January - 18.
0350 On January - 18 general Maxentius drives out Western Roman emperor Constans
0474 Leo II briefly becomes Byzantine emperor on this day in history.
0532 Nika uprising at Constantinople fails, 30-40,000 die on January - 18.
1126 Emperor Huizong abdicates the Chinese throne in favour of his son Emperor Qinzong on this day in history.
1307 German king Albrecht I makes his son Rudolf king of Bohemia on January - 18.
1367 Pedro I, king of Portugal (1357-67), dies at 46 on January - 18.
1478 On this day in history grand Duke Ivan II of Moscow occupies Novgorod
1479 On January - 18 louis IX, the Rich, duke of Bayern (U of Ingolstadt), dies at 61
1486 King Henry VII of England marries Elizabeth, daughter of Edward IV on January - 18.
1520 Christian II of Denmark & Norway defeats the Swedes at Lake Asunde on this day in history.
1520 On January - 18 christian II of Denmark & Norway defeats Swedes at Lake Asunde
1535 Francisco Pizarro founds Lima Peru on this day in history.
1535 The city of Lima, capital of present-day Peru, is founded by Spanish conquistadors on the central Pacific coast of South America on January - 18.
1543 On January - 18 alfonso Ferrabosco, composer
1580 On January - 18 antonio Scandello, Italian composer (Passion of John), dies at 63
1591 King Naresuan of Siam kills Crown Prince Minchit Sra of Burma in single combat, for which this date is now observed marked as Royal Thai Armed Forces day on January - 18.
1641 Francois Michel le Tellier, French statesman (Marquis de Louvois) on January - 18.
1644 Perplexed Pilgrims in Boston reported America's first UFO sighting on this day in history.
1644 On January - 18 1st UFO sighting in America, by perplexed pilgrims in Boston
1650 On this day in history french Prince Louis II of Condé captured
1650 On January - 18 french Prince Louis II of Condé captured
1657 Hendrik Casimir II, Dutch Fieldmarshal (Nassau) on this day in history.
1659 Benedikt Lechler, composer, dies at 64 on January - 18.
1664 Moise Amyrault, French theologist/vicar, dies on January - 18.
1666 Adriaen A Bloemaert, Dutch landscape painter, dies at about 56 on January - 18.
1671 Pirate Henry Morgan defeats Spanish defenders, captures Panamá on January - 18.
1671 Pirate Henry Morgan defeats Spanish defenders, captures Panama on this day in history.
1677 On January - 18 john A van Riebeeck, Dutch founder Cape Colony, dies at 57
1685 Tiberius Hemsterhuis, Dutch Classical prof, baptized on January - 18.
1689 The birth of Charles de Montesquieu, French philosopher on this day in history.
1689 On this day in history charles de Montesquieu, France, philosopher/writer (Letters Persanes)
1691 English king Willem III travels to The Hague on January - 18.
1701 Frederik I/Sophie Charlotte van Hanover crowned king/queen of Prussia on January - 18.