What Happened in January 1780

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Historical Events

  • Jan 3 Danish national anthem "Kong Kristian...," 1st sung
  • Jan 4 Snowstorm hit Washington's army at Morristown, NJ
  • Jan 15 American Continental Congress establishes court of appeals
  • Jan 16 Battle of Cape St Vincent: British fleet under Admiral Sir George Rodney defeats Spanish squadron under Don Juan de L├íngara

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 10 M Heinrich C Lichtenstein, German zoologist
  • Jan 12 Wilhelm M L de Wette, German exegetist/theologist
  • Jan 14 Francois-Joseph Dizi, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 2 Johann Ludwig Krebs, composer, dies at 66
  • Jan 10 Francesco Antonio Vallotti, Italian organist/composer, dies at 82