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Events in History

  • Jan 7 1st US commercial bank, Bank of North America, opens in Philadelphia
  • Jan 15 Robert Morris, the Superintendent of Finance, recommends to U.S. Congress the establishment of decimal coinage and a national mint

Birthdays in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 18 Daniel Webster, US Secretary of State (1841-43, 1850-52), politician and lawyer, born in Salisbury, New Hampshire (d. 1852)

American Statesman Daniel Webster
American Statesman
Daniel Webster
  • Jan 20 Johan B J F S, archduke of Austria

Deaths in History

  • Jan 4 Ange-Jacques Gabriel, French architect (Ecole Military), dies at 83
  • Jan 28 Jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon d'Anville, French geographer, dies at 84