What Happened in January 1759

Historical Events

  • Jan 11 1st American life insurance company incorporated, Philadelphia
  • Jan 15 British Museum opens in Montague House, London

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 4 Maria Rosa Coccia, composer
  • Jan 5 Jacques Cathelineau, French royalist/army leader
  • Jan 17 Paul Cuffe, Mass, merchant/shipbuilder/African American nationalist
  • Jan 21 Johan Valckenaer, Dutch politician/patriot

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 25 Robert Burns, Alloway Scotland, poet (Auld Lang Syne), (d. 1796)

  • Jan 31 Francois Devienne, composer

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 6 US 1st President George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Custis at White House Plantation

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
1st US First Lady Martha Washington
1st US First Lady
Martha Washington

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 Jacques-Joachim Trotti, marquis de La Ch├ętardie, French adventurer (b. 1705)
  • Jan 3 Marquis & Marquess of Tavora, Portuguese nobles, executed
  • Jan 5 Thomas-Philippe et de Boussu, S Neth cardinal, dies at 79
  • Jan 12 Anne of Hannover, English princess, dies at 49