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 This day in History - January 16
361 Historic Events for January 16
308

Marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies

Death
429

Honoratius of Arles, bishop/saint, dies [or 430]

Death
1219

Floods in Northern Netherlands after storm, 1,000s killed

Event
1325

Laure de Noves, beloved of Petrarch, marries Hugues de Sade

Event
1343

Robert of Anjou, king (Naples), dies

Death
1493

Columbus returns to Spain on his 1st trip

Event
1531

English Reformation parliament's 2nd sitting

Event
1547

Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself 1st tsar of Moscow

Event
1556

Emperor Karel appoints his son Philip II, king of Spain

Event
1581

English parliament passes laws against Catholicism

Event
1587

Alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter

Birth
1595

Murad III, sultan of Turkey (1574-95), dies

Death
1672

Francesco Mancini, composer

Birth
1697

Richard Savage, poet, dies

Death
1697

Richard Savage, poet

Birth
1703

Matteo Coferati, composer, dies at 64

Death
1728

Niccol• Piccinni, Italian composer (Buona Figliuola)

Birth
1749

Vittoria A Alfieri, Italian count/poet (Maria Stuarda)

Birth
1756

England and Prussia sign Treaty of Westminster

Event
1757

Samuel McIntire, woodcarver/architect (architect of Salem)

Birth
1759

British Museum opens in London

Event
1765

Charles Messier catalogs M41 (galactic cluster in Canis Major)

Event
1776

Continental Congress approves enlistment of free blacks

Event
1777

Vermont declares independence from NY

Event
1780

Battle at Cape St Vincent: admiral Rodney beats Spanish fleet

Event