On This Day

January 1693 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 11 Most powerful earthquake in Italian recorded history strikes Sicily and Southern Italy with an estimated magnitude of 7.4. Tsunamis followed and devastated coastal villages on the Ionian Sea and the Straits of Messina.

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 28 Anna "Ivanovna", tsarina of Russia (1730-40) (2/7 NS)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 6 Mehmed IV, sultan (Turkey), dies at 51