On This Day

January 1672 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 Jean Racine's "Bajazet," premieres in Paris

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 4 Hugh Boulter, Irish Archbishop of Armagh (d. 1742)
  • Jan 18 Antoine Houdar de la Motte, French writer (d. 1731)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 15 John Cosin, English clergyman, dies at 77
  • Jan 28 Pierre S├ęguier, Chancellor of France, dies at 83