Historical Events in January 1820

  • Jan 12 Astronomical Society of London (now the Royal Astronomical Society) founded in England

/flags/russiaRussian Antarctic Expedition

Jan 28 Russian Antarctic expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev discover the continent of Antarctica
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  • Jan 30 British explorer Edward Bransfield aboard Williams sights Trinity Peninsula, Antarctica, claiming it for Britain