On This Day

What Happened on January 29, 1802

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

First celebration of Burns night, in honor of poet Robert Burns's birthday by The Mother Club in Greenock (later realized his actual birthday 25th January)

Poet and Lyricist Robert Burns
Poet and Lyricist
Robert Burns
  • John Beckley of Virginia appointed first Librarian of Congress
1802 Highlights

About January 29, 1802

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 219 years, 5 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius