On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 1799

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger introduces income tax to raise funds for the war against Napoleon

British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger
British Prime Minister
William Pitt the Younger
French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

Famous Deaths

  • Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Italian scientist (b. 1718)
1799 Highlights

About January 9, 1799

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 221 years, 10 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn