On This Day

What Happened in January 1846

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Yucatan declares independence from Mexico
  • Jan 5 The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom

Historic Publication

Jan 15 Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky's first novel "Poor Folk" is published in the St Petersburg Collection almanac

Historic Event

Jan 21 1st edition of Charles Dickens' newspaper "The Daily News"

  • Jan 23 Tunisia becomes the first Arab nation to outlaw slavery in decree issued by Ahmed I Bey [1]
  • Jan 28 Battle of Allwal, British beat Sikhs in Punjab
  • Jan 31 After the Milwaukee Bridge War, Juneautown and Kilbourntown unified as the City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Nikola Pasic, Serbian nationalist/premier (1891..1926)
  • Jan 2 Sandor Erkel, Hungarian composer and son of Ferenc Erkel, born in Pest (d. 1900)
  • Jan 5 Rudolf Christoph Eucken, German idealist philosopher (Nobel 1908), born in Aurich, Germany (d. 1926)
  • Jan 8 Albert Cahen, composer
  • Jan 8 William Wallace Gilchrist, American composer, born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1916)
  • Jan 29 Karol Olszewski, Polish scientist (d. 1915)
  • Jan 30 Francis H. Bradley, British idealist philosopher (Appearance and Reality), born in Clapham, Surrey, England (d. 1924)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 5 Alfred Thomas Agate, American artist, dies at 33
  • Jan 10 √Čtienne Pivert de Senancour, French writer (De l'Amour), dies at 75
  • Jan 30 Joseph Carpue, English surgeon who pioneered early plastic surgery in England, dies at 81