What Happened in January 1877

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 1 England's Queen Victoria proclaimed empress of India

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Victoria

BattleBattle of Interest

Jan 8 Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle with the United States Cavalry at Wolf Mountain (Montana Territory).

Native American War Leader Crazy Horse
Native American War Leader
Crazy Horse
  • Jan 15 US Assay Office in Helena, Montana opens
  • Jan 16 Color organ (for light shows) patented, by Bainbridge Bishop
  • Jan 22 Arthur Tooth, an Anglican clergyman is taken into custody after being prosecuted for using ritualist practices.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jan 25 Congress determines presidential election between Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel J. Tilden

19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes
19th US President
Rutherford B. Hayes
  • Jan 30 Storm flood ravages Dutch coastal provinces

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 2 Slava Raskaj, Croatian painter (d. 1906)
  • Jan 4 Gibson Gowland, England, actor (Blind Husbands, Phantom of the Opera)
  • Jan 7 Johannes F Buziau, Dutch cabaret performer (1 great dog)
  • Jan 10 Frederick Gardner Cottrell, American inventor (electrostatic precipitator), born in Oakland, California (d. 1948)
  • Jan 12 Frank J. Corr, American politician (d. 1934)
  • Jan 15 Lewis M Terman, Ind, psychologist (developed Stanford-Binet IQ test)
  • Jan 17 Hans Jelmoli, composer
  • Jan 17 May Gibbs, Australian children's author (d. 1969)
  • Jan 18 Samuel Zemurray, U.S. businessman (d. 1961)
  • Jan 20 Ruth St Denis, ballerina (Dances of the 5 Senses), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Jan 22 Hjalmar Schacht, president of German Reichsbank/minister of Economics
  • Jan 26 Kees van Dongen, Netherland, French painter
  • Jan 29 Georges Catroux, French general (d. 1969)
  • Jan 31 Max Ettlinger, German philosopher

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 4 Cornelius Vanderbilt, US robber baron, dies at 82
  • Jan 9 Alexander Brullov, Russia painter (b. 1799)
  • Jan 11 Pietro Romani, composer, dies at 85
  • Jan 24 Johann Christian Poggendorff, German physicist (b. 1796)