What Happened in January 1791

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Historical Events

  • Jan 2 Big Bottom massacre in the Ohio Country, marking the beginning of the Northwest Indian War.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 6 Jose Melchor Gomiz y Colomer, composer
  • Jan 8 Jacob Collamer, (Sen-Vt)
  • Jan 14 Calvin Phillips, became shortest known adult male (67 cm; 2' 2")
  • Jan 15 Franz Gillparzer, Austrian tragic dramatist (Golden Fleece)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 11 William Williams Pantycelyn, Welsh hymnist (b. 1717)