What Happened in January 1830

Historical Events

  • Jan 7 1st US Railroad Station opens (Baltimore)
  • Jan 13 Great fire in New Orleans thought to be set by rebel slaves
  • Jan 21 Portsmouth (Ohio) blacks forcibly deported
  • Jan 28 Opera "Fra Diavolo" premieres in Paris

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 2 Henry Kingsley, English Australian writer, born in Northamptonshire (d. 1876)
  • Jan 3 Alexander Ewing, composer
  • Jan 7 (Samuel) Emerson Opdycke, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Jan 7 Albert Bierstadt, Germany, painter (US landscapes)
  • Jan 8 Gouverneur Kemble Warren, Major Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1882)
  • Jan 8 Hans von B├╝low, German pianist and composer (d. 1894)
  • Jan 19 George Blake Cosby, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1909)
  • Jan 23 Gaston AA Marquis de Gallifet, French general/min of War (1899-1900)
  • Jan 27 Georg Hellmesberger, composer
  • Jan 27 William Henry Fitzhugh Payne, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Jan 30 James G Blaine, US, minister of foreign affairs
  • Jan 31 James G Blaine, the "Plumed Knight"

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 7 Infanta Carlota Joaquina, daughter of Charles IV of Spain and wife of John VI of Portugal, dies at 53
  • Jan 7 Thomas Lawrence, English painter (b. 1769)
  • Jan 14 Johann G Repsold, German instrument maker, dies at 59
  • Jan 17 W Waiblinger, writer, dies
  • Jan 19 Wenzel Thomas Matiegka, composer, dies at 56
  • Jan 20 Michal Bogdanowicz, composer, dies at 50