What Happened in January 1790

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 8 1st US President George Washington delivers 1st state of the union address

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • Jan 11 Statisten & Vonckisten unite as Belgium

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jan 26 Mozart's opera "Cosi Fan Tutte" premieres in Vienna

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
  • Jan 30 Lifeboat 1st tested at sea, by Mr Greathead, the inventor

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 9 Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish poet (Lycksalighetens)
  • Jan 19 Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish historian/poet (Blommorna)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 2 Joseph A Feuchtmayer (Feichtmayer), German rococo sculptor, dies
  • Jan 6 Johann Trier, composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 7 Antonio Corbisiero, composer, dies at 69
  • Jan 8 John Stinstra, Dutch baptist vicar, dies at 81
  • Jan 13 Luc Urbain de Bouexic, comte de Guichen, French admiral (b. 1712)
  • Jan 15 John Landen, English mathematician (b. 1719)
  • Jan 31 Thomas Lewis, Irish-born Virginia settler (b. 1718)