On This Day

What Happened in January 1755

Historical Events

Historic Event

Jan 25 Moscow University is established by Elizabeth of Russia and founded by Mikhail Lomonosov on Tatiana Day

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 7 Stephen Groombridge, English Astronomer (Catalogue of Circumpolar Stars), born in Goudhurst, Kent (d. 1832)

Alexander Hamilton

Jan 11 Alexander Hamilton, US Founding Father and 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury (1789-95), born in Charlestown, Nevis, West Indies (d. 1804)


Famous Deaths

  • Jan 7 Gallus Zeiler, German composer, dies at 49
  • Jan 15 Azzolino Bernardino Della Ciaia, composer, dies at 83