On This Day

What Happened in January 1792

Historical Events

  • Jan 9 Russia & Turkey sign Peace of Jassy
  • Jan 25 The London Corresponding Society is founded.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Henrik Anker Bjerregaard, Norwegian writer and poet (Fjeldeventyret), born in Ringsaker, Norway (d. 1842)
  • Jan 8 Lowell Mason, American organist & composer (Zebulo), born in Medfield, Massachusetts (d.1872)
  • Jan 12 Robert Patterson, Irish-American Major General (Union Army), born in Cappagh, County Tyrone, Ireland (d. 1881)
  • Jan 12 Johan August Arfwedson, Swedish chemist (d. 1841)
  • Jan 14 Christian Julius De Meza, Danish general, born in Helsingør, Denmark (d. 1865)
  • Jan 21 Tsjalling Hiddes Halbertsma, Fries story teller (Rhymes & Tales)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 10 Jean-Louis Laruette, composer, dies at 60