What Happened in January 1784

Historical Events

  • Jan 6 Turkey & Russia sign treaty in Constantinople
  • Jan 7 1st US seed business established by David Landreth, Philadelphia
  • Jan 14 US Revolutionary War ends with the US Congress of the Confederation ratifying the Treaty of Paris

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 26 Benjamin Franklin expresses unhappiness over eagle as America's symbol

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 William Beale, composer
  • Jan 27 Martin-Joseph Mengal, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 28 George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Peelite: 1852-55) and Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1861)

British Prime Minister George Hamilton-Gordon
British Prime Minister
George Hamilton-Gordon
  • Jan 29 Ferdinand Ries, composer
  • Jan 31 Carl Wilhelm Henning, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 Patrice F earl de Neney, South Neth Secret Council chairman, dies at 67
  • Jan 11 Ferdinand Philipp Joseph Lobkowitz, composer, dies at 59