January 1860 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 Slavery ends of in Neth Indies
  • Jan 20 Dutch troops conquer Watampone in Celebes
  • Jan 28 Britain formally returns Mosquito Coast to Nicaragua
  • Jan 29 American College established in Rome by Pope Pius IX

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 2 William C Mills, museum curator (excavated Ohio Indian mounds)
  • Jan 8 Nancy Jones, US African American missionary in Africa
  • Jan 11 Marie Bashkirtseff, Russian/French painter/author (Journal)
  • Jan 17 Douglas Hyde, President of Ireland (d. 1949)
  • Jan 21 Karl Staaff, Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 1915)
  • Jan 25 Charles Curtis, (R) 31st US VP (1929-33)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 29 Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Tagarov Russia, playwright (Cherry Orchard)

Author and Playwright Anton Chekhov
Author and Playwright
Anton Chekhov

Deaths in History

  • Jan 5 St John Nepomucene Neumann, 1st male US saint, dies
  • Jan 12 Martinus J Niewindt, bishop on Curacao (christened slaves), dies at 63
  • Jan 13 William Mason, American politician (b. 1786)
  • Jan 27 J├ínos Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1802)