Historical Events in January 1856

  • Jan 8 Dr John A Veatch discovers borax, Tuscan Springs, Calif
  • Jan 23 Steamer Pacific, leaves Liverpool on final voyage (lost at sea, 186 on board)
  • Jan 25 Battle of Seattle; skirmish between settlers & Indians
  • Jan 29 Victoria Cross established to acknowledge valour in the face of the enemy (United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries)