What Happened in January 1645

Famous Birthdays

William Kidd

Jan 22 William Kidd, Scottish pirate legend, born in Greenock (or Dundee), Scotland (d. 1701) date and place disputed

  • Jan 28 Gottfried Vopelius, German hymn composer, born in Herwigsdorf, Saxony (d. 1715)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 10 William Laud, English Archbishop of Canterbury, beheaded, for treason, in the Tower of London at 71