On This Day

What Happened in January 1630

Historical Events

  • Jan 13 Letters Patent issued to Plymouth Colony

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 13 Chinese Emperor Chongzhen orders the arrest of military general Yuan Chonghuan

Chinese Emperor Chongzhen
Chinese Emperor

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 11 John Rogers, American President of Harvard in the US (d. 1684)

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 7 Composer Pier Cavalli marries rich widow Maria Sosomeno

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 13 Yuan Chonghuan, Chinese military commander, executed at 46
  • Jan 26 Henry Briggs, English mathematician (b. 1556)