Historical Events In January - 23
Monday, 20 January 2020
0393 Roman Emperor Theodosius I proclaims his nine year old son Honorius co-emperor on this day in history.
0638 On this day in history start of Islamic calendar
0909 John of Rila aka Saint Ivan and the fable of two pies on January - 23.
0971 In China, the war elephant corps of the Southern Han are soundly defeated at Shao by crossbow fire from Song Dynasty troops. The Southern Han state is forced to submit to the Song Dynasty, ending not only Southern Han rule, but also the first regular war elephant corps employed in a Chinese army that had gained the Southern Han victories throughout the 10th century on January - 23.
1002 On this day in history the Holy Roman Emperor Otto III dies of malaria January 23 at age 21 while conducting a campaign against the Romans
1002 Otto III, German king/emperor 983/996-1002, dies at 21 on this day in history.
1265 On January - 23 1st English Parliament formally convened (some authorities)
1356 Margaretha of Bavaria, Emperess of Germany, dies on this day in history.
1368 On January - 23 in a coronation ceremony, Zhu Yuanzhang ascends to the throne of China as the Hongwu Emperor, initiating Ming Dynasty rule over China that would last for three centuries.
1490 First printing of Ramban's Sha'ar ha-Gemul on January - 23.
1490 1st printing of Ramban's Sha'ar ha-Gemul on this day in history.
1492 On January - 23 "Pentateuch" (Jewish holy book) first printed
1492 On January - 23 "Pentateuch" (Jewish holy book) 1st printed
1516 Ferdinand II, king of Aragon/Sicily, dies at 63 on January - 23.
1546 On this day in history having published nothing for eleven years, Francois Rabelais publishes the Tiers Livre, his sequel to Gargantua and Pantagruel.
1548 Bernardo Pisano, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.
1552 2nd version of Book of Common Prayer becomes mandatory in England on January - 23.
1552 On January - 23 2nd version of Book of Common Prayer becomes manditory in England
1556 On this day in history most deadly earthquake kills 830,000 in Shansi Province, China
1556 On this day in history most deadly earthquake kills 830,000 in Shensi Province, China
1570 On January - 23 earl of Moray, regent of Scotland, assassinated; civil war breaks out
1571 Queen Elizabeth I opens Royal Exchange in London on this day in history.
1571 The Royal Exchange, in London, is founded on January - 23.
1574 On January - 23 lucas I Franchoys, Belgian painter
1579 On January - 23 union of Utrecht signed, forming protestant Dutch Republic
1582 On January - 23 john Barclay, Scottish satirist/Latin poet (Argenis)
1622 On this day in history william Baffin, British explorer, dies at about 38
1631 France &Sweden sign anti-German Treaty of Bärwald on January - 23.
1631 France & Sweden sign anti-German Treaty of Barwald on January - 23.
1637 On this day in history dutch Governor Johan Mauritius lands in Pernambuco Brazil
1639 On January - 23 francisco Maldonado da Silva Solis, Peruvian poet, burned at stake
1643 On January - 23 sir Thomas Fairfax takes Leeds for the Parliamentarians
1643 On January - 23 sir Thomas Fairfax takes Leeds for Parliamentarians
1647 On this day in history scottish Presbyterians sell captured Charles I to English parliament