January 1821 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 17 Mexico permits Moses Austin and 300 US families to settle in Texas, after his death leaves to son Stephen

Founder of Texas Stephen F. Austin
Founder of Texas
Stephen F. Austin
  • Jan 21 Paramaribo Suriname catches fire, 4 die

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 4 John James Peck, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1878)
  • Jan 7 Lucius Jeremiah Gartrell, Brigadier General (Confed Army), (d. 1891)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 8 James Longstreet, American Confederate general (1st Corps, ANV), born in Edgefield, South Carolina (d. 1904)

Confederate General James Longstreet
Confederate General
James Longstreet
  • Jan 15 Lafayette McLaws, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1897)
  • Jan 21 John Cabell Breckinridge, (D) 14th US VP (1857-61)/mjr-gen (Confed)
  • Jan 27 John Chivington, American officer, (d. 1892)
  • Jan 29 Isaac Ferdinand Quinby, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1891)

Deaths in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 4 Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, 1st native-born American saint, dies in Maryland at 46

1st American-born Saint Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton
1st American-born Saint
Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton
  • Jan 25 Johan Valckenier, Dutch politician/patriot, dies at 62