What Happened in January 1752

Historical Events

  • Jan 3 East Indies invasion "Geldermalsen" leaves at Malacca: 92 killed
  • Jan 15 Tobias Smollett publishes pamphlet accusing Henry Fielding of plagiarism

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 1 Betsy Ross [Elizabeth Griscom], seamstress widely credited with making the first American flag

Seamstress Credited with Creating the First American Flag Betsy Ross
Seamstress Credited with Creating the First American Flag
Betsy Ross
  • Jan 2 Philip Freneau, poet of American Revolution (The American Village)
  • Jan 19 James Morris III, American army officer (d. 1820)
  • Jan 23 Muzio Clementi, Italian composer
  • Jan 30 Joseph Matthias Kracher, composer
  • Jan 31 Gouverneur Morris, American lawmaker and diplomat (d. 1816)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 4 Gabriel Cramer, Swiss mathematician (paradox of Cramer), dies at 47
  • Jan 16 Francis Blomefield, English topographer (b. 1705)