World Of Quotes

Quotes, Sayings, and Proverbs
 This day in History - January 4
381 Historic Events for January 4
274

St Eutychian begins his reign as Catholic Pope

Event
838

Babak, Persian social/religious reformer, martyred

Death
871

Battle at Reading: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army

Event
1334

Amadeus VI, [Green Earl], earl of Savoye

Birth
1357

Flemish earl Louis and Luxembourg Duke Wenceslaus sign peace treaty

Event
1493

Columbus left new world on return from 1st voyage

Event
1519

-6] 1st Altenburger sermon (Luther and Karl von Miltitz)

Event
1567

Franciscus Aguilon, physicist/mathematician/jesuit/architect

Birth
1570

Spanish viceroy Alva banishes Zutphen City's only physician, Joost Sweiter, "because he is a Jew"

Event
1579

Willem Teellinck, Dutch theologist/vicar

Birth
1581

James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh (gave age to Earth based on bible)

Birth
1584

Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist/playwright, dies at 44

Death
1604

Jacob Balde, German jesuit/barok conductor (Jephthe)

Birth
1612

Henry L Spieghel, Dutch merchant/writer, dies at 62

Death
1642

King Charles I with 400 soldiers attacks the English parliament

Event
1643

Isaac Newton, scientist (Whatever goes up) [NS]

Birth
1678

Johan Maetsuyker, Dutch gov-general of Ceylon (1653-78), dies at 71

Death
1695

Duke of Luxembourg, Luxembourg/French marshal, dies

Death
1701

Ernst R Tarhemberg, Austria, field marshal, dies at 62

Death
1707

Louis Willem I, count of Baden-Baden, dies

Death
1710

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Italian composer (Il Prigioniero Superbo)

Birth
1717

Netherlands, England and France sign Triple Alliance

Event
1717

Antonio Maria Mazzoni, composer

Birth
1720

Johann Friedrich Agricola, German (court)composer/organist

Birth
1725

Benjamin Franklin arrives in London [OS=Dec 24 1724]

Event