January 1812 in History

Events in History


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Jan 9 Swedish Pomerania (Germany) seized by Napoleon

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Jan 12 1st cargo arrives in New Orleans by steam, from Natchez

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Jan 19 Peninsular War: After a ten day siege, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, orders British soldiers of the Light and third divisions to storm Ciudad Rodrigo.

1st Duke of Wellington & British Prime Minister Arthur Wellesley
1st Duke of Wellington & British Prime Minister
Arthur Wellesley
  • Jan 23 7.8 earthquake shakes New Madrid, Missouri

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 6 Melchora Aquino, Filipino revolutionary hero (d. 1919)
  • Jan 10 Georg Hermann Nicolai, German architect (d. 1881)
  • Jan 13 Humphrey Marshall, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1872)
  • Jan 13 Victor de Laprade, French poet and critic (d. 1883)
  • Jan 15 Peter C Asbjornsen, Norwegian fairy tale writer
  • Jan 20 Ralph Pomeroy Buckland, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1892)
  • Jan 20 Thomas Meik, Scottish engineer (d. 1896)
  • Jan 31 John Randolph Tucker, Capt (Confederate Navy), (d. 1883)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 23 Robert Craufurd, British general (b. 1764)