What Happened in January 1824

Historical Events

  • Jan 22 Ashantis defeat British forces in the Gold Coast.
  • Jan 28 William Kneass becomes 3rd US chief engraver (1824-40)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 7 James Morrison Hawes, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1889)
  • Jan 8 Per August Olander, composer
  • Jan 8 [William] Wilkie Collins, English writer (Woman in White), born in London (d. 1889)
  • Jan 8 Francisco González Bocanegra, Mexican poet (d. 1861)
  • Jan 13 Ignacy Marceli Komorowski, composer
  • Jan 14 Vladimir Stasov, Russian art and music critic (d. 1906)
  • Jan 15 Marie Duplessis, French courtesan (d. 1847)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 21 Stonewall Jackson, Confederate general during the American Civil War, born in Clarksburg, Virginia (d. 1863)

Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
Confederate General
Stonewall Jackson
  • Jan 22 Josef Leopold Zvonar, composer
  • Jan 27 Jozef Israels, Dutch painter
  • Jan 29 Karl von Perfall, composer

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 1 US President James Knox Polk (28) weds Sarah Childress (20) in Murfreesboro

11th US President James Knox Polk
11th US President
James Knox Polk

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 10 Victor Emanuel I, king of Sardinia (1802-21), dies at 64
  • Jan 26 Théodore Géricault, French painter (b. 1791)
  • Jan 29 Louise MC countess of Albany, Henegouws salon owner, dies at 71