On This Day

What Happened in January 1678

Historical Events

  • Jan 2 Staatsoper Hamburg opens with Theiles "Adam und Eva"

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 4 Joan Maetsuyker, Dutch governor-general of Ceylon (1653-78), dies at 71
  • Jan 7 Johannes Flittner, German composer, dies at 59
  • Jan 24 Joan Maetsuyker, gov-gen of Neth East-Indies, dies at 72
  • Jan 29 Jeronimo Lobo, Portuguese Jesuit missionary (b. 1593)