On This Day

What Happened in January 1570

Historical Events


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Jan 2 Tsar Ivan the Terrible's march to Novgorod begins

Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible
Russian Tsar
Ivan the Terrible
  • Jan 4 Spanish viceroy Alva banishes Zutphen City's only physician, Joost Sweiter, "because he is a Jew"
  • Jan 9 Tsar Ivan the Terrible kills 1,000-2,000 residents of Novgorod
  • Jan 23 Earl of Moray, regent of Scotland, assassinated; civil war breaks out

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 3 Bartholomeus Latomus, [Steinmetz], Flemish archbishop of Trier, dies
  • Jan 8 Philibert de l'Orme, French architect (bc. 1510)