On This Day

What Happened in January 1832

Historical Events

  • Jan 2 1st Curling club in US (Orchard Lake Curling Club) opens
  • Jan 4 Insurrection of Trinidad negroes
  • Jan 6 New England Anti-Slavery Society organizes (Boston)

Historic Event

Jan 16 Charles Darwin lands at Porto Prayo in the Cape Verde islands, the first landing of his HMS Beagle voyage

  • Jan 17 Johannes van den Bosch appointed governor general of Dutch East Indies

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 4 George Tryon, British admiral (d. 1893)
  • Jan 6 Gustave Doré, French painter and sculptor, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1883)
  • Jan 7 James Munro, Scottish-born Australian politician (Premier of Victoria 1890-92), born in Armadale, Scotland (d. 1908)
  • Jan 9 Esquire Maurits A de Savornin Lohman, Dutch governor of Suriname
  • Jan 9 Félix-Gabriel Marchand, journalist, author and politician, Premier of Quebec (d. 1900)
  • Jan 12 Richard Waterhouse Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1876)
  • Jan 13 Horatio Alger, American clergyman and author (Disagreeable Woman, Ragged Dick), born in Chelsea, Massachusetts (d. 1899)
  • Jan 19 Ferdinand Laub, composer
  • Jan 19 Salvador Giner y Vidal, composer

Edouard Manet

Jan 23 Edouard Manet, French impressionist painter (Olympia, The Luncheon on the Grass), born in Paris, France (d. 1883)

  • Jan 24 John Pegram, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1865)
  • Jan 26 George Shiras Jr., U.S. Supreme Court justice (d. 1924)

Lewis Carroll

Jan 27 Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson], English author (Alice in Wonderland), born in Daresbury, England (d. 1898)

  • Jan 28 Franz Wullner, composer
  • Jan 30 Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier, born in Royal Palace of Madrid, Spain (d. 1897)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 13 Thomas Lord, English cricket batsman (founder of Lord's cricket ground; Middlesex CCC), dies at 76
  • Jan 28 Augustin Daniel Belliard, French general (b. 1769)