On This Day

What Happened in January 1727

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJames Wolfe

Jan 2 James Wolfe, British Army officer who defeated the French in Canada and captured Quebec, born in Westerham, England (d. 1759)

British Army Officer James Wolfe
British Army Officer
James Wolfe
  • Jan 11 Franz Sebastian Haindl, composer
  • Jan 13 Johann Christoph Schm├╝gel, German organist and composer (baptized in Pritzier, Swedish Powerania (now Germany) (d. 1798)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 20 John van Bylevelt, Catholic apostole, dies