On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 1848

Historical Events

  • 1st commercial bank in San Francisco established
  • People's uprising in Palermo, Sicily

Famous Birthdays

  • Princess Frederica of Hanover (d. 1926)

Famous Deaths

  • Caroline Herschel, German-born pioneering female astronomer (comet 35P/Herschel-Rigolle), dies at 97
1848 Highlights

About January 9, 1848

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 172 years, 6 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Capricorn