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Events in History


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Jan 3 General George Washington's revolutionary army defeats British forces at Battle of Princeton, NJ

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • Jan 12 Mission Santa Clara de Asis founded in California
  • Jan 15 People of New Connecticut (Vermont) declare independence from England
  • Jan 16 Vermont declares independence from NY
  • Jan 18 San Jose, California, founded

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 2 Christian D Rauch, German sculptor (d. 1857)
  • Jan 3 Louis Poinsot, French instrument worker
  • Jan 3 M A Elisa Bonaparte, Corsican monarch of Lucca/Piombino
  • Jan 25 Elias Canneman, Dutch liberal minister of Finance (1813-14)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 12 Hugh Mercer, American Revolutionary War officer (mortally wounded in battle) (b. 1726)