January 1759 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 11 1st American life insurance company incorporated, Philadelphia
  • Jan 15 British Museum opens in Montague House, London

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 5 Jacques Cathelineau, French royalist/army leader
  • Jan 17 Paul Cuffe, Mass, merchant/shipbuilder/African American nationalist
  • Jan 21 Johan Valckenaer, Dutch politician/patriot

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 25 Robert Burns, Scottish poet (Auld Lang Syne), born in Alloway, Scotland (d. 1796)

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 6 US 1st President George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Custis at White House Plantation

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
1st US First Lady Martha Washington
1st US First Lady
Martha Washington

Deaths in History

  • Jan 1 Jacques-Joachim Trotti, marquis de La Ch├ętardie, French adventurer (b. 1705)
  • Jan 3 Marquis & Marquess of Tavora, Portuguese nobles, executed
  • Jan 5 Thomas-Philippe et de Boussu, S Neth cardinal, dies at 79
  • Jan 12 Anne of Hannover, English princess, dies at 49