January 1656 in History

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Events in History

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

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Jan 23 French philosopher and theologian 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

Deaths in History

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