What Happened in January 1864

Historical Events

  • Jan 11 Charing Cross Station opens in London
  • Jan 14 Battle of Cosby Creek, TN

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 14 General Sherman begins his march to the South

  • Jan 16 Heavy fighting takes place near Dandridge, Tennessee

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 17 General longstreet's command ends heavy fighting at Dandridgem TN

Confederate General James Longstreet
Confederate General
James Longstreet
  • Jan 21 The Tauranga Campaign of the New Zealand Wars begins
  • Jan 27 Battle of Fair Gardens, TN
  • Jan 27 Civil War skirmish at Kelly's Ford, Va
  • Jan 28 Battle of New Bern, NC

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 1 Alfred Stieglitz, American photographer/art dealer (Camera Work), born in Hoboken, New Jersey

Photographer Alfred Stieglitz
Alfred Stieglitz
  • Jan 5 Bob Caruthers, American baseball player (d. 1911)
  • Jan 6 Ban Johnson, baseball founder (American League), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Jan 8 Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale (d. 1892)
  • Jan 9 Vladimir Steklov, Russian mathematician (d. 1926)
  • Jan 10 George Washington Carver, agricultural scientist [or Jul 12]
  • Jan 10 Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia, son of Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich (d. 1931)
  • Jan 11 Thomas Dixon, US attorney/playwright (Flaming Sword)
  • Jan 13 Wilhelm K W Wien, German physicist (Nobel 1911)
  • Jan 15 Frances Benjamin Johnston, Grafton West Virginia, early female photographer
  • Jan 16 Frank Bacon, actor/author (Lightnin)
  • Jan 17 Lucien Herr, France, scientist (Corresp entre Schiller et Schiller)
  • Jan 24 Marguerite Durand, French feminist leader (d. 1936)
  • Jan 25 Julije Kempf, Croatian historian and writer (d. 1934)
  • Jan 28 Herbert Akroyd Stuart, English engineer - inventor of the first compression ignition engine (d. 1927)
  • Jan 29 Adolf Philipp, composer

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 16 White chapel murder victims Mary Ann Nichols (18) weds printer's machinist William Nichols

First Victim of Jack the Ripper Mary Ann Nichols
First Victim of Jack the Ripper
Mary Ann Nichols

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 4 Mateo Ferrer, composer, dies at 75
  • Jan 7 Caleb Blood Smith, 6th U.S. Secretary of the Interior (b. 1808)
  • Jan 8 Victor-Charles-Paul Dourlen, composer, dies at 83

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Jan 13 Stephen Foster, American composer (My Old Kentucky Home), dies at 37 in New York

Father of American Music Stephen Foster
Father of American Music
Stephen Foster
  • Jan 15 Isaac Nathan, UK-Australian composer (b. 1792)
  • Jan 16 Anton Schindler, German violinist/biographer (Beethoven), dies at 68
  • Jan 23 Michele Puccini, composer, dies at 50
  • Jan 24 Otto Jonas Lindblad, composer, dies at 54
  • Jan 24 Stephen Gardner Champlin, brig-general (Union), dies at about 36
  • Jan 27 Franz von Klenze, German architect (palace Leuchtenberg), dies at 59
  • Jan 28 Émile Clapeyron, French engineer and physicist (b. 1799)
  • Jan 31 Hamilton Rowan Gamble, US judge/governor of Missouri (1861-64), dies