On This Day

What Happened in January 1649

Historical Events

  • Jan 5 Francesco Cavalli's opera "Giasone" premieres in Venice (the most popular opera of the 17th century)

Historic Event

Jan 6 The English Rump Parliament votes to put Charles I on trial for treason and other "high crimes"

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 22 Pascal Collasse, composer

Famous Deaths

ExecutionCharles I

Jan 30 Charles I, King of Great Britain (1625-49), beheaded for treason by Parliament at 48