On This Day

Historical Events in January 1849

  • Jan 13 Vancouver Island granted to Hudson's Bay Company

Historic Event

Jan 23 Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman in the US to earn a medical degree graduating from New York's Geneva Medical College

  • Jan 23 US Patent granted for an envelope-making machine to Jesse K. Park and Cornelius S. Watson
  • Jan 31 Corn Laws abolished in Britain