What Happened in January 1819

Historical Events

  • Jan 16 Godert Alexander Gerard Philip, Baron van der Capellen, becomes Governor-General of Dutch East Indies

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Jan 28 Sir Stamford Raffles lands in Singapore

British Statesman and Founder of Singapore Stamford Raffles
British Statesman and Founder of Singapore
Stamford Raffles

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Arthur Hugh Clough, poet, friend of Matthew Arnold
  • Jan 1 George Foster Shepley, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Saco, Maine (d. 1878)
  • Jan 3 Thomas Hill Watts, Atty Gen (Confederacy), (d. 1892)
  • Jan 3 Charles Piazzi Smyth, Astronomer Royal for Scotland (d. 1900)
  • Jan 6 Baldassare Verazzi, Italian painter (d. 1886)
  • Jan 9 James Francis, Premier of Victoria (d. 1884)
  • Jan 12 Zealous Bates Tower, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Cohasset, Massachusetts (d. 1900)
  • Jan 14 Fabio Campana, composer
  • Jan 14 Frederick Steele, American Major General (Union Army), born in Delhi, New York (d. 1868)
  • Jan 26 Abner Doubleday, Union general-major/inventor (baseball) [or Jun 26]

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 8 Christian Gottlob Saupe, composer, dies at 55
  • Jan 14 Peter Pindar, English satirist (b. 1738)
  • Jan 20 Carlos IV, King of Spain (1788-1808), dies at 70