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 [Alphonsine Rose Plessis], French courtesan, born in Nonant-le-Pin, Normandy, France (d. 1847)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 21 Stonewall Jackson [Thomas Jonathan], 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