On This Day

What Happened in January 1780

Historical Events

  • Jan 3 Danish national anthem "Kong Kristian...," 1st sung

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Jan 4 Snowstorm hits George Washington's army at Morristown, New Jersey

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • Jan 15 American Continental Congress establishes court of appeals
  • Jan 16 Battle of Cape St Vincent: British fleet under Admiral Sir George Rodney defeats Spanish squadron under Don Juan de L├íngara

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 10 Heinrich Lichtenstein, German physician & explorer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1857)
  • Jan 12 Wilhelm M L de Wette, German exegetist/theologist
  • Jan 14 Francois-Joseph Dizi, Belgian composer, born in Namur, Belgium (d. 1840)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 2 Johann Ludwig Krebs, German musician & composer, dies at 66
  • Jan 10 Francesco Antonio Vallotti, Italian organist/composer, dies at 82