On This Day

What Happened in January 532 AD

Historical Events

  • Jan 10 Constantinople chariot racing green and blue supporters due to be executed escape, prompting Nika revolt

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 13 Nika riots begin in Constantinople, revolt against Emperor Justinian I, prompted by chariot racing

Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I
Eastern Roman Emperor
Justinian I
  • Jan 18 Nika uprising against Emperor Justinian I in Constantinople fails, 30,000 killed by troops loyal to the Emperor in the Hippodrome