On This Day

Historical Events in January 532 AD

  • Jan 10 Constantinople chariot racing green and blue supporters due to be executed escape, prompting Nika revolt
  • Jan 13 Nika riots begin in Constantinople, revolt against Emperor Justinian, prompted by chariot racing

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

Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I
Eastern Roman Emperor
Justinian I