What Happened in January 1834

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 German Tolunie goes into effect

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Jan 3 The government of Mexico imprisons Stephen F. Austin in Mexico City.

Founder of Texas Stephen F. Austin
Founder of Texas
Stephen F. Austin
  • Jan 5 Kiowa Indians record this as the night the stars fell

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Jan 9 HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin arrives in Port San Julian, Patagonia

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
  • Jan 29 President Jackson orders first use of US troops to suppress a labor dispute

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Ludovic Hal√©vy, French playwright (d. 1908)
  • Jan 5 William John Wills, English explorer of Australia, member of the Burke and Wills expedition (d. 1861)
  • Jan 7 Johann Philipp Reis, German physicist and inventor (d. 1874)
  • Jan 10 John Acton, English historian/MP
  • Jan 14 William Cleaver Francis Robinson, composer
  • Jan 16 Albert Lindley Lee, American lawyer, Kansas State Supreme Court Judge, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Fulton, New York (d. 1907)
  • Jan 17 Wilhelmina Albregt-Engelman, Dutch actress, daughter of Mimi Bia, born in Amsterdam (d. 1902)
  • Jan 17 August Weismann, German biologist (d. 1914)
  • Jan 20 George D. Robinson, 34th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896)
  • Jan 25 Pablo Hernandez Salces, composer
  • Jan 27 Robert Sanford Foster, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Vernon, Indiana (d. 1903)
  • Jan 30 Lord Avebury, [John Lubbock], British banker/politician

Famous Deaths

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Jan 12 William Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Whig: 1806-07), dies at 74

British Prime Minister William Grenville
British Prime Minister
William Grenville
  • Jan 16 Jean Nicolas Pierre Hachette, French mathematician (b. 1769)
  • Jan 17 Giovanni Aldini, Italian physicist (b. 1762)