On This Day

What Happened in January 1748

Historical Events

  • Jan 26 Britain, Netherlands, Austria & Sardinia sign anti-French treaty

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Giovanni Furno, composer
  • Jan 9 Stefan Paluselli, composer
  • Jan 22 Lewis Edson, early American composer, born in Woodstock, New York (d. 1820)
  • Jan 26 Emmanuel Aloys Forster, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 Johann Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician, dies at 80
  • Jan 16 Arnold Drakenborch, Dutch classical scholar (b. 1684)