On This Day

What Happened in January 1770

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Date of action in the opera "Madeleine"
  • Jan 13 Pierre de Beaumarchais' "Les Deux Amis" premieres in Paris
  • Jan 19 Battle of Golden Hill (Lower Manhattan)

Election of Interest

Jan 28 Frederick North becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain after Augustus FitzRoy resigns

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 25 Francis Burdett, British politician, born in Derbyshire, United Kingdom (d. 1844)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 7 Carl Gustaf Tessin, Swedish politician, dies at 74
  • Jan 20 Charles Yorke, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1722)