On This Day

What Happened in January 1581

Historical Events

  • Jan 16 English parliament passes laws against Catholicism

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Jan 28 James VI signs 2nd Confession of Faith in Scotland

King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 4 James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh (claimed world began 4004 BC).

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 22 Joost de Damhoudere, Flemish lawyer (Praxis rerum criminalium), dies at 73
  • Jan 22 Seerp Galama, Dutch nobleman, soldier and politician, dies at 52