What Happened in January 1758

Historical Events

Historic Event

Jan 1 The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature establish the "starting point" for standardized species names across the animal kingdom, based on the binomial nomenclature by Carolus Linnaeus 10th edition of Systema Naturae

  • Jan 11 Russian troops occupy K√∂nigsberg, East-Prussia [NS=Jan 22]
  • Jan 22 Russian troops occupy K√∂nigsberg, East Prussia [OS=Jan 11]

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 20 Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier, French chemist (worked with husband Antoine Lavoisier), born in Montbrison, France (d. 1836)
  • Jan 24 Johann Chrysostomus Drexel, German composer, born in Epfenhausen, Bavaria (d. 1801)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 Johann Friedrich von Cronegk, German playwright (Codrus), dies at 26
  • Jan 7 Allan Ramsay, Scottish poet (Gentle Shepherd), dies at 71