On This Day

What Happened in January 1790

Historical Events

  • Jan 7 French Revolution: A major riot breaks out in Versailles as people demand lower bread prices

Historic Event

Jan 8 1st US President George Washington delivers 1st state of the union address

  • Jan 11 Statisten & Vonckisten unite as Belgium

Music Premiere

Jan 26 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera "Cosi Fan Tutte" premieres at the Burgtheater in Vienna, Austria

  • Jan 30 Lifeboat 1st tested at sea, by Mr Greathead, the inventor

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 19 Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish romantic poet (Blommorna (The Flowers), Lycksalighetens Ö (The Island of Bliss)) and historian (Svenska Siare och Skalder), born in Åsbo, Sweden (d. 1855)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 2 Joseph Anton Feuchtmayer, German rococo sculptor, dies at 73
  • Jan 6 Johann Trier, German composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 7 Antonio Corbisiero, Italian Baroque composer, dies at 69
  • Jan 8 John Stinstra, Dutch baptist vicar, dies at 81
  • Jan 13 Luc Urbain de Bouëxic, comte de Guichen, French admiral, dies at 77
  • Jan 15 John Landen, English mathematician (b. 1719)
  • Jan 31 Thomas Lewis, Irish-American surveyor, lawyer, and a pioneer of early Virginia, dies at 71