On This Day

What Happened in January 1673

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Regular mail delivery begins between NY & Boston
  • Jan 13 Jean Racine's "Mithridate" premieres in Paris
  • Jan 22 Postal service between New York & Boston inaugurated

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 6 1st Duke of Chandos, English aristocrat, eponym of Handel's Chandos Anthems, born in Herefordshire, United Kingdom (d. 1744)
  • Jan 31 Louis de Montfort, French catholic priest and saint (d. 1716)