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 This day in History - January 23
412 Historic Events for January 23
638

Start of Islamic calendar

Event
1002

Otto III, German king/emperor 983/996-1002, dies at 21

Death
1265

1st English Parliament formally convened (some authorities)

Event
1356

Margaretha of Bavaria, Emperess of Germany, dies

Death
1490

1st printing of Ramban's Sha'ar ha-Gemul

Event
1492

"Pentateuch" (Jewish holy book) 1st printed

Event
1516

Ferdinand II, king of Aragon/Sicily, dies at 63

Death
1548

Bernardo Pisano, composer, dies at 57

Death
1552

2nd version of Book of Common Prayer becomes manditory in England

Event
1556

Most deadly earthquake kills 830,000 in Shensi Province, China

Event
1570

Earl of Moray, regent of Scotland, assassinated; civil war breaks out

Event
1571

Queen Elizabeth I opens Royal Exchange in London

Event
1574

Lucas I Franchoys, Belgian painter

Birth
1579

Union of Utrecht signed, forming protestant Dutch Republic

Event
1582

John Barclay, Scottish satirist/Latin poet (Argenis)

Birth
1622

William Baffin, British explorer, dies at about 38

Death
1631

France and Sweden sign anti-German Treaty of B„rwald

Event
1637

Dutch governor Johan Mauritius lands in Pernambuco Brazil

Event
1639

Francisco Maldonado da Silva Solis, Peruvian poet, burned at stake

Death
1643

Sir Thomas Fairfax takes Leeds for Parliamentarians

Event
1647

Scottish Presbyterians sell captured Charles I to English parliament

Event
1648

Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla, Spanish poet (Del Rey Abajo), dies at 40

Death
1663

King Louis XIV affirms covenant with R˜nstaten

Event
1668

England, Netherlands and Sweden signs Triple Alliance against French

Event
1708

Thomas Bullis, composer, dies at 80

Death