A collection of world events between 1492 and 1859, focusing on the 17th and 18th centuries. Please refer to the Guide for more info, tips and Search examples...

EUMvRl1510Jan22Jews are expelled from Colmar Germany
AF????1517Jan22Turks conquer Cairo
??????1528Jan22England and France declare war on Emperor Charles V
GB????1575Jan22English queen Elizabeth I grants Thomas Tallis and William Byrd music press monopoly
EUScGv1584Jan22Parts of Switzerland adopt Gregorian calendar (& parts in 1812)
ITScRn1588Jan22Pope Sixtus V decrees "Immensa Aeterni Dei" (Reformed curia)
NAScGw1673Jan22Postal service between New York and Boston inaugurated
GBScGv1689Jan22George Savile (aka Lord Halifax) becomes Speaker of English House of Lords
GBScGv   Prince William III calls English parliament together
NA????1690Jan22Iroquois tribes renew allegiance to British against French
??????1758Jan22Russian troops occupy Konigsberg, East Prussia
ASCfSy1760Jan22Battle of Wandiwash: British troops beat French in India
AT????1771Jan22Spain cedes Falkland Islands to Britain
EUMvRl1775Jan22Marshal Oscar von Lubomirski expels Jews from Warsaw Poland
NAScBd1779Jan22Claudius Smith, “Cowboy of the Ramapos,” hangs
GBScBd1788Jan22George Gordon Byron (aka Lord Byron), is born in Scotland
NECfSk1798Jan22Coup of Johannes Henricus Midderigh in Rotterdam
NACf121813Jan22Americans capture Frenchtown, Michigan Territory
NA????1814Jan22First Knights Templar grand encampment in U.S. held, New York City
GBMePr1816Jan22George Gordon Byron (aka Lord Byron) completes Parisina and Siege of Corinth
ASScCl1817Jan22English freighter Diana sinks off Malaysia
GBScEd1831Jan22Charles Darwin takes his Bachelors of Art exam
AFSeNd1837Jan22Earthquake -- aftershock of Jan 1 -- in southern Syria kills thousands
AUMvSt1840Jan22British colonists reach New Zealand
EUCfSk1850Jan22The Don Pacifico Affair begins -- the British blockade Piraeus, Greece to enforce mercantile claims
NAMePr   Alta California becomes a daily paper, first such in California
NAScGs1857Jan22National Association of Base Ball Players founded, New York
EUMeMu1859Jan22Johannes Brahms’ first piano concerto (in D minor) premieres in Hanover

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