On This Day

Historical Events in January 1789

  • Jan 21 1st American novel, WH Brown's "Power of Sympathy" is published
  • Jan 23 Georgetown, 1st US Catholic college, founded

French Revolution

Jan 24 Louis XVI of France issues an edict calling for the convocation of the Estates-General, a major event in the French Revolution

  • Jan 26 John Odell signs contract for £336 to build St Peter's church in the Bronx