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 This day in History - January 21
387 Historic Events for January 21
879

Boudouin with the Iron Arm, earl of Flanders, dies

Death
1077

German King Heinrich IV petitions Pope Gregory VII for forgiveness

Event
1118

Paschalis II, [Raniero], pope (1099-1118), dies

Death
1189

Philip II, Henry II and Richard Lion hearted initiate 3rd Crusade

Event
1276

Pierre de Tarantaise elected Pope Innocence V

Event
1324

Zen Buddhist religious debate between Tendai and Shingon

Event
1337

Charles V, the Wise, king of France (1364-80)

Birth
1522

Head inquisitor Adrian Florisz Boeyens elected pope

Event
1542

Parliament passes bill of attainder against Queen Katherine Howard

Event
1571

John I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam)

Birth
1596

John Ligarius, German theologist/prime minister, dies at 66

Death
1604

Tsar Ivan IV defeats False Dmitri, who claims to be the true tsar

Event
1609

Joseph Justus Scaliger, French inventor of "Julian Period", dies at 68

Death
1626

John Dowland, English composer (In Darkness We Dwell), dies at 62

Death
1659

Adriaen van der Werff, Dutch portrait painter/engraver/architect

Birth
1664

Count Mikl¢s of Zrinyi sets out to battle Turkish invasion army

Event
1665

Domenico Mazzocchi, composer, dies at 72

Death
1665

Pierre de Fermat, French mathematician (Fermat therorem), dies at 63

Death
1670

Honorat de Brueil seigneur de Racan, French playwright, dies at 80

Death
1677

1st medical publication in America (pamphlet on smallpox), Boston

Event
1683

Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st earl of Shaftesbury, dies at 61

Death
1686

Nicolas-Fran‡ois Blondel, French architect, dies

Death
1704

Willem B Schepers, Dutch merchant/ship owner, dies at about 83

Death
1732

Russia and Persia sign Treaty of Riascha

Event
1735

Johann Gottfried Eckard, composer

Birth