On This Day

What Happened in January 1747

Historical Events

  • Jan 31 The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Lock Hospital, London

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 10 Abraham Louis-Breguet, French clock maker, born in Neuch√Ętel, Switzerland (d. 1823)
  • Jan 15 John Aikin, English doctor and writer, born in Kibworth Harcourt, United Kingdom (d. 1822)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 16 Barthold Heinrich Brockes, German poet (b. 1680)
  • Jan 19 Johann Bode, "discoverer" of Bode's Law, dies