On This Day

January 1708 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 8 Spanish armada headed by the San Jose and loaded with gold sunk after British squadron attacks off coast of Colombia (rediscovered 2015)

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 25 Pompeo Batoni, Italian painter, born in Lucca, Italy (d. 1787)
  • Jan 30 Georg Dionysius Ehret, German-English botanist & cartoonist, born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1770)