On This Day

What Happened in January 1642

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 4 King Charles I with 400 soldiers attacks the English parliament

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 2 Mehmed IV, sultan (Turkey)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestGalileo Galilei

Jan 8 Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer, physicist and engineer who has been called the father of science, dies at 77

Astronomer and Physicist Galileo Galilei
Astronomer and Physicist
Galileo Galilei