What Happened in January 1758

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Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 1 The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature establish the "starting point" for standardized species names across the animal kingdom, based on the binomial nomenclature by Carolus Linnaeus 10th edition of Systema Naturae

Taxonomist, botanist, physician, and zoologist Carolus Linnaeus
Taxonomist, botanist, physician, and zoologist
Carolus Linnaeus
  • Jan 11 Russian troops occupy K√∂nigsberg, East-Prussia [NS=Jan 22]
  • Jan 22 Russian troops occupy K√∂nigsberg, East Prussia [OS=Jan 11]

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 24 Johann Chrysostomus Drexel, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 Johann F von Cronegk, German playwright (Codrus), dies at 26
  • Jan 7 Allan Ramsay Sr, Scottish poet (Gentle Shepherd), dies at 71