On This Day

Historical Events in January 1835

  • Jan 7 HMS Beagle anchors off Chonos Archipelago
  • Jan 8 US national debt is $0 for the first and only time in history
  • Jan 25 Vincenzo Bellini's opera "I Puritani" premieres in Paris

Assassination Attempt

Jan 30 Richard Lawrence misfires at President Andrew Jackson in Washington, D.C. in 1st attempted assassination of a US President