What Happened in January 1800

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Dutch East Indies Company dissolves
  • Jan 2 Free African American community of Philadelphia petitions US Congress to abolish the slave trade
  • Jan 5 1st Swedenborgian temple in US holds 1st service, Baltimore
  • Jan 8 Austrians defeat French in 2nd battle of Novi
  • Jan 8 Wild Boy of Aveyron discovered in southern France
  • Jan 30 US population: 5,308,483; African American population 1,002,037 (18.9%)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Sydney Nelson, composer
  • Jan 1 Vaclav Horak, composer
  • Jan 6 Willem A Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, Dutch politician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 7 Millard Fillmore, Locke NY, (Whig) 13th president (1850-53)

13th US President Millard Fillmore
13th US President
Millard Fillmore
  • Jan 11 Ányos Jedlik, Hungarian physicist (d. 1895)
  • Jan 14 Ludwig Alois Ferdinand Köchel, Austrian musicologist (d. 1877)
  • Jan 24 Edwin Chadwick, British social reformer

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 20 Napoleon I's sister Carolina marries King Joachim Murat of Naples

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 Louis J M Daubenton, France, zoologist, dies at 83
  • Jan 6 William Jones, composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 9 Jean Étienne Championnet, French general (b. 1762)
  • Jan 10 Johan Wikmanson, composer, dies at 46
  • Jan 23 Edward Rutledge, US attorney (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 50