What Happened in January 1826

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Baron Van der Capellen resigns as governor of Dutch-Indies
  • Jan 30 The Menai Suspension Bridge, considered the world's first modern suspension bridge, connecting the Isle of Anglesey to the north West coast of Wales is opened.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 6 Herman Grimm, Germany, writer/novelist (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  • Jan 12 Charles Cruft, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1883)
  • Jan 15 Mikhail Saltykov, Spas-Ugol Russia, satirist (Family of Noblemen)
  • Jan 22 [Merriwether] Jeff Thompson, Partisan (Confederate Army), (d. 1876)
  • Jan 25 Rembt T H P L A van Boneval Faure, Dutch MP
  • Jan 26 Julia Dent Grant, 1st lady (1862-76)
  • Jan 27 Richard Taylor, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 3 Louis Gabriel Suchet, French marshal (b. 1770)
  • Jan 17 Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga, Spanish composer (b. 1806)