What Happened in January 1656

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Historical Events

  • Jan 8 Oldest surviving commercial newspaper begins (Haarlem, Netherlands)
  • Jan 17 Brandenburg & Sweden sign Treaty of Königsberg

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Jan 23 Blaise Pascal publishes the first of his Lettres provinciales.

Mathematician, Physicist, and Philosopher Blaise Pascal
Mathematician, Physicist, and Philosopher
Blaise Pascal
  • Jan 24 1st Jewish doctor in North American colonies, Jacob Lumbrozo, arrives in Maryland

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 3 Mathieu Molé, French statesman (b. 1584)