What Happened in January 1798

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Russia appoints 1st Jewish censor to censor Hebrew books
  • Jan 8 11th Amendment ratified, judicial powers construed
  • Jan 22 Coup d'├ętat, Batavian Republic
  • Jan 30 Rep Matthew Lyon (Vt) spits in face of Rep Roger Griswold (Ct) in US House of Representatives, after an argument

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 6 Ferdinand Simon Gassner, composer
  • Jan 14 Isaac da Costa, Dutch writer/lawyer
  • Jan 14 Johan R Thorbecke, Premier of Netherlands (Lib-1849..72)
  • Jan 15 Thomas Crofton Croker, Irish story teller (Fairy legends)
  • Jan 19 Auguste Comte, philosopher/founder (sociology & positivism)
  • Jan 20 Anson Jones, 5th and last President of Texas (d. 1858)
  • Jan 24 Karl von Holtei, Silezian actor/playwright (Die Vagabunden)
  • Jan 24 Karl von Staudt, German math professor (projective geometrician)
  • Jan 29 Henry Neele, poet, born in London, England
  • Jan 31 Karl Gottlieb Reissiger, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 9 Pedro Pablo Abarca d Bolea earl of Aranda, Spanish officer, dies at 79
  • Jan 20 Christian Cannabich, German composer/royal chaplain master, dies at 66
  • Jan 22 Lewis Morris, US farmer (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 71
  • Jan 22 Matija A Reljkovic, Croatian writer (Satire of Wild Man), dies at 66
  • Jan 26 Christian Gottlob Neefe, German organist/composer, dies at 49