On This Day

What Happened in January 1710

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Paris merchant Jean Marius obtains 5-year royal privilege for his invention of a folding umbrella - first in Europe

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Jan 27 Tsar Peter the Great sets first Russian state budget

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 3 Richard Gridley, American Revolutionary soldier (d. 1796)
  • Jan 4 Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Italian composer (Il Prigioniero Superbo), born in Iesi, The Papel States (d. 1736)
  • Jan 5 Friedrich Wilhelm Reidt, composer
  • Jan 7 Josef Antonin Sehling, Bohemian violinist and composer, born in Toužim, Western Bohemia (now Czech Republic) (d. 1756)
  • Jan 30 Vigilio Blasio Faitello, Italian composer (d. 1768)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 16 Emperor Higashiyama of Japan (b. 1675)
  • Jan 21 Johann Georg Gichtel, German mystic and religious leader, dies at 71