Historical Events In January - 23
Friday, 01 December 2023
0393 On this day in history roman Emperor Theodosius I proclaims his nine year old son Honorius co-emperor.
0638 Start of Islamic calendar on January - 23.
0909 On January - 23 john of Rila aka Saint Ivan and the fable of two pies.
0971 On January - 23 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.
1002 The Holy Roman Emperor Otto III dies of malaria January 23 at age 21 while conducting a campaign against the Romans on January - 23.
1002 Otto III, German king/emperor 983/996-1002, dies at 21 on January - 23.
1265 1st English Parliament formally convened (some authorities) on this day in history.
1356 On January - 23 margaretha of Bavaria, Emperess of Germany, dies
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 this day in history.
1490 On January - 23 1st printing of Ramban's Sha'ar ha-Gemul
1492 On this day in history "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 Having published nothing for eleven years, Francois Rabelais publishes the Tiers Livre, his sequel to Gargantua and Pantagruel on January - 23.
1548 Bernardo Pisano, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.
1552 On this day in history 2nd version of Book of Common Prayer becomes mandatory in England
1552 2nd version of Book of Common Prayer becomes manditory in England on January - 23.
1556 On January - 23 most deadly earthquake kills 830,000 in Shansi Province, China
1556 Most deadly earthquake kills 830,000 in Shensi Province, China on January - 23.
1556 On January - 23 shaanxi earthquake in China killing 830,000 people
1570 On January - 23 earl of Moray, regent of Scotland, assassinated; civil war breaks out
1571 On January - 23 queen Elizabeth I opens Royal Exchange in London
1571 The Royal Exchange, in London, is founded on this day in history.
1574 On this day in history lucas I Franchoys, Belgian painter
1579 On January - 23 union of Utrecht signed, forming protestant Dutch Republic
1582 John Barclay, Scottish satirist/Latin poet (Argenis) on this day in history.
1622 William Baffin, British explorer, dies at about 38 on January - 23.
1631 France &Sweden sign anti-German Treaty of Bärwald on this day in history.
1631 On January - 23 france & Sweden sign anti-German Treaty of Barwald
1637 Dutch Governor Johan Mauritius lands in Pernambuco Brazil on January - 23.
1639 Francisco Maldonado da Silva Solis, Peruvian poet, burned at stake on this day in history.
1643 On January - 23 sir Thomas Fairfax takes Leeds for the Parliamentarians
1643 On January - 23 sir Thomas Fairfax takes Leeds for Parliamentarians