On This Day

January 1656 in History

Events in History

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

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

Deaths in History

  • Jan 3 Mathieu Molé, French statesman (b. 1584)