On This Day in History for January 12

Events in History

  • 475 Basiliscus becomes Byzantine Emperor, with a coronation ceremony in the Hebdomon palace in Constantinople
  • 1493 Last day for all Jews to leave Sicily
  • 1528 Gustav I of Sweden crowned King of Sweden, rules for 37 years and becomes known as the "father of the nation"
  • 1552 Dutch west coast hit by heavy storm, hundreds killed
  • 1554 Bayinnaung crowned King of Burma, goes on to assemble the largest empire in the history of Southeast Asia
  • 1583 Holland begins use of Gregorian calendar (yesterday was 1/1/1583)
  • 1598 Pope Clement VIII seizes duchy of Ferrara on death of Alfonso
  • 1616 Brazilian city Belem (the entrance gate to the Amazon) founded by Captain Major Francisco Branco
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