On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 1799

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Famous Deaths

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

About January 9, 1799

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 222 years, 10 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn