On This Day

Birthdays in History in January 1730

  • Jan 3 Charles Palissot de Montenoy, French writer/politician
  • Jan 14 William Whipple, American merchant & judge (signatory of the Declaration of Independence), born in Kittery, Maine (d. 1785)
  • Jan 23 Joseph Hewes, American merchant (Declaration of Independence signatory), born in Princeton, New Jersey (d. 1779)