What Happened in January 1821

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 17 Mexico permits Moses Austin & 300 US families to settle in Texas, after his death leaves to son Stephen

Founder of Texas Stephen F. Austin
Founder of Texas
Stephen F. Austin
  • Jan 21 Paramaribo Suriname catches fire, 4 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 4 John James Peck, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1878)
  • Jan 7 Lucius Jeremiah Gartrell, Brigadier General (Confed Army), (d. 1891)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 8 James Longstreet, Confederate general (1st Corps, ANV)

Confederate General James Longstreet
Confederate General
James Longstreet
  • Jan 12 Nikolai Afanisev, composer
  • Jan 15 Lafayette McLaws, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1897)
  • Jan 21 John Cabell Breckinridge, (D) 14th US VP (1857-61)/mjr-gen (Confed)
  • Jan 27 John Chivington, American officer, (d. 1892)
  • Jan 29 Isaac Ferdinand Quinby, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1891)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 4 Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, 1st native-born American saint, dies in Maryland at 46

1st American-born Saint Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton
1st American-born Saint
Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton
  • Jan 25 Johan Valckenier, Dutch politician/patriot, dies at 62