On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 1836

  • Jan 3 Friedrich Witt, German cellist and composer (Jena Symphony; , The Suffering Saviour), dies at 65
  • Jan 11 John Molson, Canadian brewer (b. 1763)

Person of interestBetsy Ross

Jan 30 Betsy Ross [Elizabeth Griscom], American seamstress widely credited with making the first American flag, dies at 84

Seamstress Credited with Creating the First American Flag Betsy Ross
Seamstress Credited with Creating the First American Flag
Betsy Ross