On This Day

What Happened in January 1730

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 3 Charles Palissot de Montenoy, French writer/politician
  • Jan 12 Johann Joachim Christoph Bode, composer
  • Jan 14 William Whipple, American merchant & judge (signatory of the Declaration of Independence), born in Kittery, Maine (d. 1785)
  • Jan 15 John Malchair, German-born English artist, violinist and composer, born in Cologne (d. 1812)
  • Jan 23 Joseph Hewes, American merchant (Declaration of Independence signatory), born in Princeton, New Jersey (d. 1779)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 Daniel Finch, 2nd earl of Nottingham, English Tory statesman, dies at 82
  • Jan 1 Samuel Sewall, English-American judge & businessman, dies at 77
  • Jan 30 Peter II Alexeyevich, Tsar of Russia (1727-30), dies at 14