On This Day

What Happened in January 1588

Historical Events

  • Jan 22 Pope Sixtus V decrees "Immense aeterni" (Reformed curia)

Famous Birthdays

John Winthrop

Jan 12 John Winthrop, English Puritan lawyer and 1st governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, born in Edwardstone, England (d. 1649)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 17 Qi Jiguang, Chinese general, dies at 59