On This Day

What Happened in January 1796

Historical Events

  • Jan 23 Armand-Gaston Camus becomes chairman of the Council of 500

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 7 Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales (d. 1817)
  • Jan 21 John Gelinde van Blom, Frisian notary/author
  • Jan 22 Karl Claus, Russian chemist (d. 1864)
  • Jan 24 Nicholas Mori, Anglo-Italian violinist & conductor, born in London, England (d. 1839)
  • Jan 25 William McGillivray, Scottish naturalist & ornithologist, born in Old Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 1852)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 Alexandre-Théophile Vandermonde, French mathematician, dies at 60
  • Jan 5 Samuel Huntington, American politician and signer of the Declaration of Independence, dies at 64
  • Jan 8 Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois, French revolutionary and President of the National Convention, dies at 46
  • Jan 13 John H. D. Anderson, Scottish scientist and inventor (b. 1726)
  • Jan 22 Bernhard Hupfeld, composer, dies at 78