On This Day

January 1653 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 3 The Coonan Cross Oath is taken in the Saint Thomas Christian community in an effort to avoid submission to Portuguese rule in India

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 7 Bernhard Albinus, German court-physician (Frederick of Prussia)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 9 John Haynes, 5th Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, dies at 58