888 Odo, Count of Paris became King of the
1099 Crusaders set Mara Syria ablaze.
1128 Knights Templar (warrior
monks) received the rules of their order, which was to police the Pilgrimage
route to the Holy Land and provide services to the patriarch of Jerusalem.
1328 Edward III of England married Philippa
of Hainault (northern France).
1547 Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey was sentenced
to death. He was imprisoned with his father by Henry VIII and executed for
treason on January 19.
1605 The controversial Jacobean era stage play Eastward Hoe by Ben
Jonson, George Chapman, and John Marston was performed. The satire offended
King James I with its anti-Scottish comedy, which caused Jonson and Chapman to
be arrested for a time, which made their play one of the famous dramatic
scandals of its era.
1607 The Bank of Genoa failed after the announcement of a
national bankruptcy in Spain.