On This Day

What Happened in January 1675

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Don Carlos de Gurrea/Aragon becomes Spanish land guardian of S Neth
  • Jan 5 Battle at Turkheim (Colmar): French army beats Brandenburg
  • Jan 8 1st American commercial corporation chartered (NY Fishing Co)
  • Jan 31 Cornelia/Dina Olfaarts found not guilty of witchcraft

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 16 Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, French writer (Mémoires), born in Paris (d. 1755)