Historical Events in January 1800

  • Jan 1 Dutch East Indies Company dissolves
  • Jan 2 Free African American community of Philadelphia petitions US Congress to abolish the slave trade
  • Jan 5 1st Swedenborgian temple in US holds 1st service, Baltimore
  • Jan 8 Austrians defeat French in 2nd battle of Novi
  • Jan 8 Wild Boy of Aveyron discovered in southern France
  • Jan 30 US population: 5,308,483; African American population 1,002,037 (18.9%)