On This Day

What Happened in January 1699

Historical Events

  • Jan 14 Massachusetts holds day of fasting for wrongly persecuting "witches"
  • Jan 26 Venice, Poland & Austria sign Treaty of Carlowitz with Ottoman Empire

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 2 Osman III, sultan (Turkey)
  • Jan 9 Robert J Pothier, French lawyer

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 21 Obadiah Walker, English writer (b. 1616)
  • Jan 27 William Temple, statesman, dies