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Events in History

  • Jan 4 Columbia University founded, as Kings College (NYC)
  • Jan 15 Riot at burial of Orangist leader Daniel Raap in Amsterdam
  • Jan 28 Horace Walpole, in a letter to Horace Mann, coins the word serendipity

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 15 Richard Martin, Irish animal rights activist (d. 1834)
  • Jan 24 Andrew Ellicott, American surveyor (d. 1820)
  • Jan 29 Moses Cleaveland, founder of Cleveland (d. 1806)
  • Jan 30 John Lansing, Jr., American statesman (d. 1829)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 10 Daniel Raap, Dutch porcelain salesman/politician, dies at about 51
  • Jan 10 Edward Cave, English editor and publisher (b. 1691)
  • Jan 28 Ludvig Holberg, Danish lawyer/writer (Hendrig og Pernille), dies at 69