January 1830 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 7 1st US Railroad Station opens (Baltimore)
  • Jan 13 Great fire in New Orleans thought to be set by rebel slaves
  • Jan 21 In Portsmouth, Ohio, African Americans forcibly deported

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 2 Henry Kingsley, English Australian writer, born in Northamptonshire (d. 1876)
  • Jan 7 [Samuel] Emerson Opdycke, American businessman and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Hubbard, Ohio (d. 1884)
  • Jan 7 Albert Bierstadt, German painter (US landscapes)
  • Jan 8 Gouverneur Kemble Warren, American civil engineer and Major General (Union Army), born in Cold Spring, New York (d. 1882)
  • Jan 19 George Blake Cosby, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1909)
  • Jan 23 Gaston AA Marquis de Gallifet, French general/min of War (1899-1900)
  • Jan 27 William Henry Fitzhugh Payne, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Jan 31 James G. Blaine, US Secretary of State (1881 and 1889-92) known as the "Plumed Knight", born in West Brownsville, Pennsylvania (d. 1893)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 7 Infanta Carlota Joaquina, daughter of Charles IV of Spain and wife of John VI of Portugal, dies at 53
  • Jan 7 Thomas Lawrence, English painter (b. 1769)
  • Jan 14 Johann G Repsold, German instrument maker, dies at 59
  • Jan 17 W Waiblinger, writer, dies