On This Day

Birthdays in History in January 1880

  • Jan 2 Louis Breguet, French aviation pioneer
  • Jan 3 Donat Raymond, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame builder (head Canadian Arena Company, Montreal Forum rebuilt in 1968) and politician, born in St. Stanislas de Kostka, Quebec (d. 1963)
  • Jan 10 Eduard Meijers, Dutch lawyer (Short Cause), born in Den Helder, Netherlands (d. 1954)
  • Jan 10 Frans van Cauwelaert, Flemish minister & mayor of Antwerp, born in Roosdaal, Belgium (d. 1961)
  • Jan 10 Grock [Adrien Wettach], Swiss clown and circus director, born in Loveresse, Canton of Bern (d. 1959)

Person of interestManuel Azaña

Jan 10 Manuel Azaña, Prime Minister of Spain (1931-33) and 2nd President of the Spanish Republic (1936-39), born in Alcalá de Henares, Spain (d. 1940)

President of the Spanish Republic Manuel Azaña
President of the Spanish Republic
Manuel Azaña
  • Jan 17 Mack Sennett, movie creator (Keystone Kops)
  • Jan 18 Paul Ehrenfest, Austrian-Dutch theoretical physicist (phase transition, Ehrenfest theorem), born in Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1933)
  • Jan 20 Walter W. Bacon, American politician (d. 1962)
  • Jan 24 Elisabeth Achelis, creator (World Calendar)

Person of interestDouglas MacArthur

Jan 26 Douglas MacArthur, American General in World War II, born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 1964)

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur