On This Day

What Happened in January 1697

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 26 Isaac Newton receives Jean Bernoulli's 6 month time-limit problem, solves problem before going to bed that same night

Physicist & Mathematician Isaac Newton
Physicist & Mathematician
Isaac Newton

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Johann Pfeiffer, composer
  • Jan 16 Richard Savage, English poet and playwright (d. 1743) date not proven
  • Jan 30 Johann Joachim Quantz, German royal flautist & composer, born in Scheden, Germany (d. 1773)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 Filippo Baldinucci, Florentine biographer & art historian, dies at 71
  • Jan 6 Carlo Mannelli, Italian composer, dies at 56
  • Jan 26 Georg Mohr, Danish mathematician (b. 1640)
  • Jan 28 John Fenwick, English conspirator