On This Day

What Happened in January 1772

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 First traveler's cheques go on sale in London, can be used in 90 European cities

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 4 Paul-Louis Courier, (de Mere), French writer/interpreter
  • Jan 12 Count Mikhail Speransky, Russian reformer (d. 1839)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 1 US founding father Thomas Jefferson (30) marries Martha Wayles Skelton (23)

3rd US President Thomas Jefferson
3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson