January 1822 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 5 Central America proclaims annexation to Mexican Empire
  • Jan 7 1st printing in Hawaii
  • Jan 7 Liberia colonized by Americans
  • Jan 13 The design of the Greek flag is adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus.
  • Jan 14 Greek War of Independence: Acrocorinth is captured by Theodoros Kolokotronis and Demetrius Ypsilanti.
  • Jan 15 Greek War of Independence: Demetrius Ypsilanti is elected president of the legislative assembly.

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 2 Rudolph J E Clausius, Germany, physicist (thermodynamics)
  • Jan 4 Joseph Jones Reynolds, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1899)
  • Jan 5 Joseph Brevard Kershaw, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1894)
  • Jan 6 Heinrich Schliemann, German polyglot/archaeologist (rediscovered Troy)
  • Jan 7 Lucius C M Bakker, Frisian physician/author (Goethe)
  • Jan 7 Theodor Aufrecht, German indologist (Rigveda's Hymns)
  • Jan 9 John Porter Hatch, volunteers Bvt Major General (Union), (d. 1901)
  • Jan 12 √Čtienne Lenoir, French engineer (d. 1900)
  • Jan 27 Thomas Leiper Kane, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1883)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 28 Alexander Mackenzie, 2nd Prime Minister of Canada (Liberal: 1873-78), born in Logierait, Scotland (d. 1892)

2nd Prime Minister of Canada Alexander Mackenzie
2nd Prime Minister of Canada
Alexander Mackenzie
  • Jan 30 John Basil Turchin, [Ivan Turchinoff], Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • Jan 30 Franz Ritter von Hauer, Austrian geologist (d. 1899)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 14 Franz Innocenz Joseph Kobell, German landscape painter, dies at 72