What Happened in January 1832

Historical Events

  • Jan 2 1st Curling club in US (Orchard Lake Curling Club) opens
  • Jan 4 Insurrection of Trinidad negroes
  • Jan 6 New England Anti-Slavery Society organizes (Boston)

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Jan 16 Charles Darwin lands at San Tiago, Cape Verde

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
  • Jan 17 Johannes van den Bosch appointed gov-gen of Dutch-Indies

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 4 George Tryon, British admiral (d. 1893)
  • Jan 6 Gustave Doré, French painter and sculptor (d. 1883)
  • Jan 7 James Munro, Premier of Victoria (d. 1908)
  • Jan 9 Esquire Maurits A de Savornin Lohman, Dutch governor of Suriname
  • Jan 9 Félix-Gabriel Marchand, journalist, author and politician, Premier of Quebec (d. 1900)
  • Jan 12 Richard Waterhouse Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1876)
  • Jan 13 Horatio Alger, Jr., American minister and author (Lost at Sea, Work & Win), born in Chelsea, Massachusetts
  • Jan 19 Ferdinand Laub, composer
  • Jan 19 Salvador Giner y Vidal, composer

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Jan 23 Edouard Manet, French impressionist painter (Olympia, The Luncheon on the Grass), born in Paris, France (d. 1883)

Impressionist painter Edouard Manet
Impressionist painter
Edouard Manet
  • Jan 24 John Pegram, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1865)
  • Jan 26 George Shiras Jr., U.S. Supreme Court justice (d. 1924)

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Jan 27 Lewis Carroll, [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson], Halton, Cheshire, author (Alice in Wonderland), (d. 1898)

Author and Mathematician Lewis Carroll
Author and Mathematician
Lewis Carroll
  • Jan 28 Franz Wullner, composer
  • Jan 30 Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier (d. 1897)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 13 Thomas Lord, English cricketer, founder of Lord's cricket ground (b. 1755)
  • Jan 28 Augustin Daniel Belliard, French general (b. 1769)