On This Day

What Happened in January 1677

Historical Events

  • Jan 21 1st medical publication in America (pamphlet on smallpox), published in Boston

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 9 Aernout "Aert" van der Neer, cartoonist/landscape painter, dies at 73
  • Jan 18 Jan van Riebeeck, Dutch founder of Cape Colony (Cape Town), dies at 57