What Happened on January 1, 1831

Historical Events

  • Slave plantation owner Charles Farquharson begins his diary at Prospect Hill Plantation, Watlings Island (San Salvador). Only plantation diary to survive from the Bahamas (ends Dec 1832). [1]

The Liberator

William Lloyd Garrison publishes 1st issue of abolitionist newspaper "The Liberator" in Boston; publication continued until the 13th Amendment abolished slavery in 1865

Famous Birthdays

  • William Joseph Westbrook, British organist and sacred music composer, born in London, England (d. 1894)
Born in 1831

About January 1, 1831

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 192 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn