On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1600

Historical Events

  • Scotland begins its numbered year on January 1 instead of 25 March.

Famous Birthdays

  • Friedrich Spanheim, Dutch theologian (d. 1649)
1600 Highlights

About January 1, 1600

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 420 years, 10 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Capricorn