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What Happened on January 29, 1785

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

In a surprising announcement, John Hancock resigns as Governor of Massachusetts, allegedly due to his failing health

Statesman John Hancock
Statesman
John Hancock

1785 Highlights

About January 29, 1785

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 236 years and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius