On This Day

January 1710 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 Paris merchant Jean Marius obtains 5-year royal privilege for his invention of a folding umbrella - first in Europe

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Jan 27 Tsar Peter the Great sets first Russian state budget

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 3 Richard Gridley, American Revolutionary soldier (d. 1796)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 16 Emperor Higashiyama of Japan (b. 1675)
  • Jan 21 Johann Georg Gichtel, German mystic and religious leader, dies at 71