On This Day

What Happened in January 1696

Historical Events

  • Jan 31 Revolt by undertakers after funeral reforms (Amsterdam)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 5 Giuseppe Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect & painter, born in Parma, Italy (d. 1757)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 8 Michael de Ronghe, composer, dies at 75
  • Jan 11 Charles Albanel, French missionary explorer in Canada (b. 1616)
  • Jan 29 Ivan V, co-tsar of Russia (1682-89), dies at 29