On This Day

Historical Events in January 1787

Historic Event

Jan 11 Titania & Oberon, moons of Uranus, discovered by William Herschel

  • Jan 25 Shays' Rebellion suffers a setback when debt-ridden farmers, led by Capt Daniel Shays, fail to capture an arsenal at Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Jan 28 Philadelphia's Free Africa Society organizes