On This Day

What Happened on January 23, 1855

Historical Events

  • The first bridge over the Mississippi River opens in what is now Minneapolis, Minnesota, a crossing made today by the Father Louis Hennepin Bridge

Famous Birthdays

  • John Moses Browning, American inventor, born in Ogden, Utah (d. 1926)
1855 Highlights

About January 23, 1855

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 166 years, 10 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius