On This Day

Historical Events in January 1656

  • Jan 8 Oldest surviving commercial newspaper begins (Haarlem, Netherlands)
  • Jan 17 Brandenburg & Sweden sign Treaty of K√∂nigsberg

Historic Publication

Jan 23 French philosopher and theologian Blaise Pascal publishes the first of his Lettres provinciales

  • Jan 24 1st Jewish doctor in North American colonies, Jacob Lumbrozo, arrives in Maryland