On This Day

What Happened in January 1653

Historical Events

  • Jan 3 The Coonan Cross Oath is taken in the Saint Thomas Christian community in an effort to avoid submission to Portuguese rule in India

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 7 Bernhard Albinus, German court-physician (Frederick of Prussia)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 9 John Haynes, 5th Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, dies at 58