What Happened on January 13, 1864

Famous Birthdays

  • Wilhelm Wien, German physicist (1911 Nobel Prize for Physics - displacement law), born in Gaffken, Prussia (d. 1928)

Famous Deaths

Stephen FosterStephen Foster (1826-1864)

American composer (Oh! Susanna; Swanee River; Beautiful Dreamer), dies in New York City at 37 [reports vary as to fever, accident, suicide, or some combination]

1864 Highlights

About January 13, 1864

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 4 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Capricorn