Historical Events in January 1812

Historic Event

Jan 9 Swedish Pomerania (Germany) seized by Napoleon

  • Jan 12 1st cargo arrives in New Orleans by steam, from Natchez

Historic Siege

Jan 19 Peninsular War: After a ten day siege, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, orders British soldiers of the Light and third divisions to storm Ciudad Rodrigo

  • Jan 23 7.8 earthquake shakes New Madrid, Missouri