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, German bassoonist and composer, born in Barum, Electorate of Brunswick-Lüneburg (now Germany) (d. 1793)
  • 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 7 Árni Magnússon, Icelandic scholar and collector of manuscripts (Arnamagnæan Manuscript Collection), dies at 66
  • Jan 30 Peter II Alexeyevich, Tsar of Russia (1727-30), dies at 14