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Historical Events in January 1780

  • Jan 3 Danish national anthem "Kong Kristian...," 1st sung

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Jan 4 Snowstorm hits George Washington's army at Morristown, New Jersey

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • Jan 15 American Continental Congress establishes court of appeals
  • Jan 16 Battle of Cape St Vincent: British fleet under Admiral Sir George Rodney defeats Spanish squadron under Don Juan de L├íngara