On This Day

What Happened in January 1662

Historical Events

  • Jan 27 1st American lime kiln begins operation in Providence, Rhode Island

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 27 Richard Bentley, English classical scholar (Dissertation on the Epistles of Phalaris), started the 1st written examinations in the West, born in Oulton, England (d. 1742)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 10 Prince HonorĂ© II of Monaco (b. 1597)