On This Day

Historical Events in January 1784

  • Jan 6 Turkey & Russia sign treaty in Constantinople
  • Jan 7 1st US seed business established by David Landreth, Philadelphia
  • Jan 14 US Congress of the Confederation ratifies the Treaty of Paris, signed September 3, 1783, ending the Revolutionary War, and forwards it to Great Britain
  • Jan 15 The Asiatic Society is founded by William Jones at a meeting in Calcutta's Fort William, India

Historic Event

Jan 26 Benjamin Franklin expresses unhappiness over eagle as America's symbol