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 This day in History - January 15
396 Historic Events for January 15
69

Servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), lynched at 70

Death
708

Sisinnius begins his reign as Pope (dies 20 days later)

Event
946

Caliph al-Mustaqfi blinded/ousted

Event
1208

Peter of Castelnau, French nobleman, murdered

Death
1346

Emperor Louis IV of Bavaria gives his wife Margaretha, Holland/Zealand

Event
1432

Afonso V "the African", king of Portugal (1438-1481)

Birth
1507

Johann Oporinus [Herbster], Swiss book publisher (Koran)

Birth
1535

Henry VIII declares himself head of English Church

Event
1552

France signs secret treaty with German Protestants

Event
1562

3rd sitting of Council of Trente opens

Event
1567

Black Box, [Catherine Quinol], Guadeloupe, vocalist (Love Sensation)

Birth
1582

Russia cedes Livonia and Estonia to Poland, loses access to Baltic

Event
1586

Battle at Boxum: Spanish troops under Tassis beat state army

Event
1684

Caspar Netscher, Dutch portrait painter, dies at about 48

Death
1705

Walraad, the Young, earl of Nassau-Ottweiler/gov of Nijmegen, dies

Death
1715

Georg C Wagenzeil, Austria (court)composer/pianist

Birth
1716

Philip Livingston, merchant (signed Declaration of Independence)

Birth
1730

John Malchair, composer

Birth
1733

Joseph Lederer, composer

Birth
1742

Eugene Godecharle, composer

Birth
1744

Charles-Hubert Gervais, composer, dies at 72

Death
1752

Tobias Smollett publishes pamphlet accusing Fielding of plagiarism

Event
1754

Riot at burial of doelist Daniel Raap in Amsterdam

Event
1755

Azzolino Bernardino Della Ciaia, composer, dies at 83

Death
1759

British Museum opens in Montague House, London

Event