What Happened in January 1805

Historical Events

  • Jan 11 Michigan Territory organizes

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 4 Stephan Hale Alonzo Marsh, composer
  • Jan 8 John Bigler, American politician (d. 1871)
  • Jan 8 Orson Hyde, American religious leader (d. 1878)
  • Jan 13 Thomas Dyer, Mayor of Chicago (d. 1862)
  • Jan 27 Samuel Palmer, painter/etcher (Valley of Vision), born in London, England
  • Jan 27 Sophie of Bavaria, archduchess of Austria (d. 1872)
  • Jan 27 Maria Anna of Bavaria, queen consort of Saxony (d. 1877)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 9 Noble Wimberly Jones, American Continental Congressman (b. 1723)
  • Jan 17 Abraham-Hyacinthe Anquetil du Perron, French interpreter, dies at 73
  • Jan 19 Johann Gottlieb Karl Spazier, composer, dies at 43
  • Jan 23 Vaclav Pichl, composer, dies at 63
  • Jan 23 Claude Chappe, French telecommunications pioneer (b. 1763)
  • Jan 24 Giacomo Conti, composer, dies at 50