January 1849 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 13 Vancouver Island granted to Hudson's Bay Co

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 23 Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman in the US to earn a medical degree

  • Jan 23 Patent granted for an envelope-making machine
  • Jan 31 Corn Laws abolished in Britain

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 11 Oskar Lassar, German dermatologist (bath house)
  • Jan 12 Jean BĂ©raud, French painter (d. 1935)
  • Jan 18 Edmund Barton, 1st PM of Australia (1900-03)
  • Jan 22 August Strindberg, Sweden, dramatist/novelist (Apologia)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 9 Jan Kops, Dutch agriculturist/vicar, dies at 83
  • Jan 16 Wilhelm M L de Wette, German theologist, dies at 69
  • Jan 26 Thomas Lovell Beddoes, English poet (Death's Jest-Book), suicide at 45