What Happened in January 1800

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Dutch East Indies Company dissolves
  • Jan 2 Free African American community of Philadelphia petitions US Congress to abolish the slave trade
  • Jan 5 1st Swedenborgian temple in US holds 1st service in Baltimore
  • Jan 8 Austrians defeat French in Second Battle of Novi
  • Jan 8 Wild Boy of Aveyron (approx.12) discovered in southern France after possibly 7 years in the wild, later christened Victor of Aveyron

Historic Event

Jan 30 Pope Pius VI's embalmed remains are finally buried five months after his death in Valance, France

  • Jan 30 US population: 5,308,483; African American population 1,002,037 (18.9%)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Sydney Nelson, composer
  • Jan 1 Vaclav Horak, composer
  • Jan 6 Willem A. Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, Dutch politician, born in Doesburg, Netherlands (d. 1872)

Millard Fillmore

Jan 7 Millard Fillmore, 13th US President (Whig: 1850-53), born in Moravia, New York (d. 1874)

  • Jan 10 Lars Levi Laestadius, Swedish botanist & founder of Laestadianism, born in Jäckvik, Arjeplog, Sweden (d. 1861)
  • Jan 11 Ányos Jedlik, Hungarian physicist (d. 1895)
  • Jan 14 Ludwig Ritter von Köchel, Austrian musicologist (Köchel catalogue of Mozart's works), born in Krems an der Donau, Austria (d. 1877)
  • Jan 24 Edwin Chadwick, British social reformer (Poor law reform, sanitation movement), born in Manchester, England (d. 1890)

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 20 Napoleon I's sister Carolina marries French military leader Joachim Murat, future King of Naples

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton, French zoologist, dies at 83
  • Jan 6 William Jones, English composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 9 Jean Étienne Championnet, French general (b. 1762)
  • Jan 10 Johan Wikmanson, composer, dies at 46
  • Jan 23 Edward Rutledge, US attorney (signed US Declaration of Independence), dies at 50