On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1772

Historical Events

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

Famous Weddings

Thomas Jefferson

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

1772 Highlights

About January 1, 1772

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 249 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Capricorn