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


LoveWedding of Interest

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

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

1772 Highlights

About January 1, 1772

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 248 years and 11 months
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Capricorn