On This Day

Historical Events in January 1790

  • Jan 7 French Revolution: A major riot breaks out in Versailles as people demand lower bread prices

Historic Event

Jan 8 1st US President George Washington delivers 1st state of the union address

  • Jan 11 Statisten & Vonckisten unite as Belgium

Music Premiere

Jan 26 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera "Cosi Fan Tutte" premieres at the Burgtheater in Vienna, Austria

  • Jan 30 Lifeboat 1st tested at sea, by Mr Greathead, the inventor