On This Day

Birthdays in History in January 1860

  • Jan 2 William C Mills, museum curator (excavated Ohio Indian mounds)
  • Jan 8 Nancy Jones, US African American missionary in Africa
  • Jan 17 Douglas Hyde, President of Ireland (d. 1949)
  • Jan 19 Patrick Cotter O'Brien, Irish showman, first known eight-foot-tall person (stood 8ft 1 inch), born in Kinsale, Ireland (d. 1806)
  • Jan 21 Karl Staaff, Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 1915)
  • Jan 25 Charles Curtis, American attorney & politician (VP, 1929-33), born in Topeka, Kansas (d. 1936)
  • Jan 26 Harry Micajah Daugherty, American politician, lawyer and political manager accused of corruption, born in Washington Court House, Ohio (d. 1941)

Person of interestAnton Chekhov

Jan 29 Anton Chekhov, Russian playwright (Cherry Orchard), born in Taganrog, Russia (d. 1904)

Author and Playwright Anton Chekhov
Author and Playwright
Anton Chekhov