On This Day

What Happened on January 30, 1862

Historical Events

  • USS Monitor, the US Navy's 1st ironclad warship launched

Famous Birthdays

  • Walter Damrosch, German-American conductor (New York Symphony, 1885-1928; commissioned Gershwin's Piano Concerto), and composer (The Man Without A Country), born in Breslau, Silesia (d. 1950) [1]
1862 Highlights

About January 30, 1862

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 8 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius