What Happened in January 1817

Historical Events

  • Jan 7 2nd Bank of US opens in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Jan 18 José de San Martín leads a revolutionary army over the Andes to attack Spanish royalists in Chile

Revolutionary Leader José de San Martín
Revolutionary Leader
José de San Martín
  • Jan 22 British freighter Diana sinks off Malaya
  • Jan 25 Rossini's opera "La Cenerentola" premieres in Rome
  • Jan 31 Franz Grillparzer's "Die Ahnfrau" premieres in Vienna

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 8 John Selden Roane, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1867)
  • Jan 8 Sir Theophilus Shepstone, South African statesman (d. 1893)
  • Jan 14 Harmen S Sytstra, Dutch poet/editor (Iduna)
  • Jan 15 Lewis Golding Arnold, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1871)
  • Jan 18 Jacques Gregoir, composer
  • Jan 31 Antony Winkler Prins, Dutch writer (Groiler Encyclopaedia)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 Martin H Klaproth, German chemist (uranium), dies at 73
  • Jan 12 Juan Andres, Spanish Jesuit (b. 1740)
  • Jan 14 Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny, composer, dies at 87
  • Jan 16 Antonin Josef Alois Volanek, composer, dies at 55
  • Jan 16 Alexander J. Dallas, American statesman (b. 1759)
  • Jan 28 Friedrich Ludwig Emilius Kunzen, composer, dies at 55