What Happened in January 1831

Historical Events


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Jan 1 William Lloyd Garrison publishes 1st issue of abolitionist journal

  • Jan 2 Liberator, abolitionist newspaper, begins publishing in Boston
  • Jan 3 1st US building & loan association organized, Frankford, Penn
  • Jan 15 1st US-built locomotive to pull a passenger train makes 1st run
  • Jan 15 1st US railroad honeymoon trip, Mr & Mrs Pierson, Charleston, SC

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Jan 22 Charles Darwin takes his Bachelors of Art exam

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 William Joseph Westbrook, composer
  • Jan 2 Justin Winston, historian/librarian (Harvard)
  • Jan 11 James Ronald Chalmers, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1898)
  • Jan 14 John Bullock Clark Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1903)
  • Jan 17 Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria (d. 1903)
  • Jan 18 Edward Ferrero, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1899)
  • Jan 20 Pieter J Joubert, general (South Africa)
  • Jan 26 Mary Mapes Dodge, American writer (Hans Brinker & the Silver Skates), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 28 Henry Brevard Davidson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1899)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 4 Nikola P Neofit Rilski, Bulgaria abbot/poet, dies at 37
  • Jan 6 Rodolphe Kreutzer, Fr composer/violinist (Kreutzersonate), dies at 64
  • Jan 8 Franz Vinzenz Krommer, composer, dies at 71
  • Jan 21 Achim v Arnim, writer, dies at 49