Events in History
- 393 Roman Emperor Theodosius I proclaims his nine year old son Honorius co-emperor
- 909 Bulgarian Saint John of Rila [Saint Ivan] performs the miracle of the two pies - uses two pies to feed the poor
- 971 War elephant corps of the Southern Han defeated at Shao by crossbow fire from Song Dynasty troops; Southern Han state forced to submit to the Song Dynasty. 1st regular war elephant corps in Chinese army
- 1265 1st English Parliament not summoned by the monarch formally convened (some authorities)
- 1368 In a coronation ceremony, Zhu Yuanzhang ascends to the throne of China as the Hongwu Emperor, initiating Ming Dynasty rule over China that would last for three centuries.
- 1484 Parliament of English King Richard III opens, passes Titulus Regis, (Richard's right to the throne)
- 1490 1st printing of Ramban's Sha'ar ha-Gemul
- 1546 Having published nothing for eleven years, Francois Rabelais publishes the Tiers Livre, his sequel to Gargantua and Pantagruel
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Weddings in History
- 1045 Edward the Confessor, King of England (40), marries Edith, daughter of the Earl of Godwin
- 1999 Princess of Monaco Caroline (42) weds dynastic head of the House of Hanover and Britain's King George I descendant Prince Ernst August (45) in Monaco
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January in History
The British: 139. Zulu Warriors: 4,000. Let Battle BeginIt was one of the most remarkable military engagements ever: the day that 139 British soldiers took on 4,000 Zulu warriors – and won.
January 22, 1879
Pitman Shorthand: An Invention of NoteShorthand inventor Isaac Pitman died on this day. Other systems evolved before and after Pitman, but the long and short of it is, his is the most widespread.
January 22, 1897
America’s Agony Is Over: Vietnam War EndsA ceasefire agreement was signed on this day, heralding the end of the vicious and bitter Vietnam War – America’s attempt to halt the spread of communism.
January 23, 1973
Dutch Fleet CapturedCavalry capturing the Dutch fleet at the battle of Den Helder
January 23, 1795