On This Day

What Happened in January 1822

Historical Events

  • Jan 5 Central America proclaims annexation to Mexican Empire
  • Jan 7 1st printing in Hawaii of a ceremonial broadside for King Kamehameha II by Elisha Loomis
  • Jan 7 Liberia colonized by the American Colonization Society
  • Jan 13 The design of the Greek flag is adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus
  • Jan 14 Greek War of Independence: Acrocorinth is captured by Theodoros Kolokotronis and Demetrius Ypsilanti
  • Jan 15 Greek War of Independence: Demetrius Ypsilanti is elected president of the legislative assembly.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 2 Rudolph J E Clausius, German physicist (thermodynamics)
  • Jan 4 Joseph Jones Reynolds, American engineer, educator, and Major General (Union Army), born in Flemingsburg, Kentucky (d. 1899)
  • Jan 5 Joseph Brevard Kershaw, Major General (Confederate Army), born in Camden, South Carolina (d. 1894)

Heinrich Schliemann

Jan 6 Heinrich Schliemann, German archaeologist who rediscovered Troy, born in Neubukow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, German Confederation (d. 1890

  • Jan 7 Lucius Bakker, Frisian physician and author (Goethe)
  • Jan 7 Theodor Aufrecht, German linguist, Indologist and translator (Rigveda's Hymns), born in Leschnitz, Prussian Silesia (d. 1907)
  • Jan 8 Alfredo Carlo Piatti, Italian composer, born in Bergamo, Italy (d. 1901)
  • Jan 9 John Porter Hatch, volunteers Bvt Major General (Union), (d. 1901)
  • Jan 12 √Čtienne Lenoir, French engineer (d. 1900)
  • Jan 27 Thomas Leiper Kane, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1883)
  • Jan 30 John Basil Turchin [Ivan Vasyliovych Turchin], Russian-American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Don Host Oblast, Russian Empire (d. 1901)
  • Jan 30 Franz Ritter von Hauer, Austrian geologist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1899)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 14 Franz Innocenz Joseph Kobell, German landscape painter, dies at 72