What Happened in January 1813

Historical Events

  • Jan 11 1st pineapples planted in Hawaii (or 1/21)
  • Jan 14 Gideon Hawley becomes 1st state school superintendent in US (NY)
  • Jan 21 Pineapple introduced to Hawaii (or 01/111)
  • Jan 21 Spaniard Don Francisco de Paula y Marin plants coffee in Hawaii - 1st record of coffee growing in Hawaii
  • Jan 22 Americans capture Frenchtown, Michigan Territory

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Jan 28 Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" is published by Thomas Egerton in the United Kingdom.

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Jane Austen

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 4 Alexander Freiherr von Bach, Austria attorney/premier (1852-59)
  • Jan 4 Isaac Pitman, Britain, inventor (stenographic shorthand)
  • Jan 4 Louis L Bonaparte, English/French linguist/senator
  • Jan 5 Thomas Neville Waul, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1903)
  • Jan 7 Ann Rutledge, said to be Abraham Lincoln's true love, born in Henderson, Kentucky (d. 1835)
  • Jan 15 James Marion Sims, SC, surgeon/gynecologist (vesicovaginal operation)
  • Jan 18 Joseph Glidden, American inventor of 1st commercial usable barbed wire, born in Charlestown, New Hampshire (d. 1906)
  • Jan 19 Henry Bessemer, engineer/inventor (Bessemer engine)
  • Jan 20 Jacon Gartner Lauman, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1867)
  • Jan 23 Franz Commer, composer
  • Jan 26 Juan Pablo Duarte, Dominican founding father (d. 1876
  • Jan 31 Samuel Sarphati, Amsterdam, physician/pharmacist/social activist

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 3 Bennelong, Australian aboriginal interlocutor between his tribe and the British settlers (b. c. 1764)
  • Jan 6 Louis Baraguey d'Hilliers, French general (b. 1764)
  • Jan 20 C M Wieland, writer, dies at 79
  • Jan 23 George Clymer, US merchant (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 73
  • Jan 28 Jan Joseph Rosler, composer, dies at 41