On This Day

What Happened in January 1714

Historical Events

  • Jan 7 Typewriter patented by Englishman Henry Mill (built years later)
  • Jan 19 Richard Steele publishes "Crisis" defending Hanoverian success

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Kristijonas Donelaitis, Lutheran pastor, Lithuanian poet (The Seas)
  • Jan 6 Percivall Pott, English physician, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1788)
  • Jan 28 Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Cage, Mercury Fastening his Sandals), born in Paris (d. 1785)