On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1819

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Hugh Clough, English poet, friend of Matthew Arnold, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1861)
  • George Foster Shepley, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Saco, Maine (d. 1878)
  • Tom Hyer, American bare-knuckle boxer (unsanctioned world heavyweight champion 1841-51), born in Caernarvon Township, Pennsylvania (d. 1864)
1819 Highlights

About January 1, 1819

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 201 years, 9 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn