On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 1876

  • Jan 7 Juste Olivier, Swiss poet (b. 1807)
  • Jan 9 Samuel Gridley Howe, United States physician, abolitionist, and an advocate of education for the blind, dies at 74
  • Jan 10 Charles EH de Coussemaker, Belgian musicologist/historian, dies at 70

Person of interestGordon Granger

Jan 10 Gordon Granger, American Major General during the Civil War (Union Army), dies at 54

Union General Gordon Granger
Union General
Gordon Granger
  • Jan 15 Eliza Johnson, U.S. First Lady (b. 1810)