On This Day

What Happened in January 1624

Historical Events

  • Jan 28 Sir Thomas Warner founds the first English colony in the Caribbean, on Saint Kitts.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 3 William Tucker, 1st African American child born in America
  • Jan 9 Empress Meishō (d. 1696)
  • Jan 30 Arnold Geulincx, Flemish philosopher (About Virtue), born in Antwerp (d. 1669)