On This Day in History for January 21

Events in History

  • 1077 German King Henry IV petitions Pope Gregory VII for forgiveness
  • 1276 French Cardinal Pierre de Tarantaise elected head of the Catholic Church, takes the name of Pope Innocent V
  • 1287 The treaty of San Agayz is signed. Minorca is conquered by King Alfons III of Aragon.
  • 1324 Zen Buddhist religious debate between Tendai & Shingon
  • 1522 Head inquisitor Adrian Florisz Boeyens elected pope
  • 1525 The Swiss Anabaptist Movement is born when Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz, George Blaurock, and a dozen others baptize each other in the home of Manz's mother in Zürich, breaking a thousand-year tradition of church-state union
  • 1542 English Parliament passes bill of attainder against Queen Katherine Howard
  • 1549 Act of Uniformity passed by the English Parliament requiring clergy use The Book of Common Prayer
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