On This Day

What Happened in January 1735

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPaul Revere

Jan 1 Paul Revere, American silversmith and patriot who alerted the colonial militia to the approach of British forces before the battles of Lexington and Concord, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1818)

American Patriot Paul Revere
American Patriot
Paul Revere
  • Jan 8 John Carroll, American Roman Catholic archbishop, born in Upper Marlboro, Maryland (d. 1815)
  • Jan 21 Johann Gottfried Eckard, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 11 Danilo I, Vladika of Montenegro (b. c. 1670)
  • Jan 12 John Eccles, English composer (b. 1668)
  • Jan 13 Polyxena of Hesse-Rotenburg, Queen consort of Sardinia, dies at 28