What Happened in January 1860

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Slavery ends of in Neth Indies
  • Jan 20 Dutch troops conquer Watampone in Celebes
  • Jan 28 Britain formally returns Mosquito Coast to Nicaragua
  • Jan 29 American College established in Rome by Pope Pius IX

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 2 William C Mills, museum curator (excavated Ohio Indian mounds)
  • Jan 7 Emanuil Manolov, composer
  • Jan 8 Nancy Jones, US African American missionary in Africa
  • Jan 11 Marie Bashkirtseff, Russian/French painter/author (Journal)
  • Jan 12 Henry Larkin, American baseball player (d. 1942)
  • Jan 17 Douglas Hyde, President of Ireland (d. 1949)
  • Jan 21 Karl Staaff, Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 1915)
  • Jan 25 Charles Curtis, (R) 31st US VP (1929-33)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 29 Anton Chekhov, Russian playwright (Cherry Orchard), born in Taganrog, Russia (d. 1904)

Author and Playwright Anton Chekhov
Author and Playwright
Anton Chekhov

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 5 St John Nepomucene Neumann, 1st male US saint, dies
  • Jan 12 Martinus J Niewindt, bishop on Curacao (christened slaves), dies at 63
  • Jan 13 William Mason, American politician (b. 1786)
  • Jan 27 J├ínos Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1802)
  • Jan 27 Major General Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane, British soldier, administrator, and astronomer, dies at 86
  • Jan 30 Francesco Antonio Norberto Pinto, composer, dies at 44