On This Day

What Happened in January 1765

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 11 Frisia bans Voltaire's "Traité sur la tolérance"

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
  • Jan 16 Charles Messier catalogs M41 (galactic cluster in Canis Major)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 4 Joseph Franz Xaver Dominik Stalder, Swiss composer, dies at 39
  • Jan 12 Johann Melchior Molter, composer, dies at 68
  • Jan 15 Carlmann Kolb, German composer and priest, dies at 61