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
  • Jan 7 Liberia colonized by Americans
  • 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)

Person of interestHeinrich Schliemann

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

Archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann
Heinrich Schliemann
  • Jan 7 Lucius C M Bakker, Frisian physician/author (Goethe)
  • Jan 7 Theodor Aufrecht, German indologist (Rigveda's Hymns)
  • 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)

Person of interestAlexander Mackenzie

Jan 28 Alexander Mackenzie, 2nd Prime Minister of Canada (Liberal: 1873-78), born in Logierait, Scotland (d. 1892)

2nd Prime Minister of Canada Alexander Mackenzie
2nd Prime Minister of Canada
Alexander Mackenzie
  • 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