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)

Betsy Ross

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