January 1778 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 18 Captain James Cook stumbles over Sandwich Islands (Hawaiian Islands)

Captain/Explorer James Cook
Captain/Explorer
James Cook
  • Jan 20 1st American military court martial trial begins, Cambridge, Mass

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 3 Antoni Melchior FijaƂkowski, Polish bishop (d. 1861)
  • Jan 24 Charles F, duke of Berry/son of French King Charles X
  • Jan 26 Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet (Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis)
  • Jan 31 Franz Anton graaf von Kolowrat, Austrian premiere of Bohemia (1848)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 4 Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter, dies at 57

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 10 Carolus linaeus "Carl von Linne", Swedish botanist/explorer, dies at 70

Taxonomist, botanist, physician, and zoologist Carolus Linnaeus
Taxonomist, botanist, physician, and zoologist
Carolus Linnaeus