Historical Events in January 1781

  • Jan 1 1,500 soldiers of the 6th Pennsylvania Regiment under General Anthony Wayne's command rebel against the Continental Army's winter camp in Morristown, New Jersey as part of the Pennsylvania (Continentals; Regiment) Mutiny of 1781.
  • Jan 4 Andre M├ęchain discovers M80 (globular cluster in Scorpio)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 5 British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burns Richmond, Virginia

US Defector General Benedict Arnold
US Defector General
Benedict Arnold
  • Jan 6 Battle of Jersey (Island in UK)
  • Jan 20 1st edition of Pieter It Hoens "Post of Neder-Rhijn" published

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jan 29 Mozart's opera "Idomeneo" premieres, Munich

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfang Amadeus Mozart