On This Day

January 1639 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 6 Virginia is 1st colony to order surplus crops (tobacco) destroyed
  • Jan 14 1st Connecticut constitution (Fundamental Orders) adopted in Hartford, published by Rodger Ludlow
  • Jan 24 Connecticut colony organizes under Fundamental Orders

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 19 Noel Alexandre, French theologian/historian

Deaths in History

  • Jan 20 Mustapha I, sultan of Turkey (1622-23), dies
  • Jan 23 Francisco Maldonado da Silva Solis, Peruvian poet, burned at stake
  • Jan 24 George Jenatsch, Grisons leader, assassinated