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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • Jan 11 Statisten & Vonckisten unite as Belgium

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jan 26 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera "Cosi Fan Tutte" premieres in Vienna

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • 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, 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