On This Day

What Happened in January 1589

Historical Events

  • Jan 26 Job is elected as Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 8 Ivan Gundulić, Dalmatisch writer (Dubravka), born in Dubrovnik, Republic of Ragusa (d. 1638)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 5 Catherine de' Medici, Italian born Queen consort to Henry II of France and later regent to her sons, dies at 69