- Charles Hallé founds Halle Orchestra in Manchester, England
- William Wells Brown published 1st Black drama, "Leap to Freedom"
- Coenraad Jacob Temminck, Dutch zoologist (b. 1778)
About January 30, 1858
Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 165 years, 3 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No
Star Sign: Aquarius