On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1815

Historical Events

  • Battle of New Orleans (War of 1812); the war had ended on 24th December 1814 but none of the combatants knew

Famous Birthdays

  • George Webb Morell, American Major General (Union Army), born in Cooperstown, New York (d. 1883)
  • Lawrence Pike Graham, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Amelia County, Virginia (d. 1905)

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Pakenham, Engl general (Battle of New Orleans), dies in battle
1815 Highlights

About January 8, 1815

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 205 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn