On This Day

What Happened in January 1681

Historical Events

  • Jan 6 First recorded boxing match is engineered by Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle; his butler vs his butcher

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 20 Francesco Bartolomeo Conti, Italian composer and mandolin player, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1732)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 28 Richard Allestree, English royalist churchman (b. 1619)