On This Day

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
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