What Happened in January 1800

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

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

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

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

Famous Weddings

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

Famous Deaths

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