On This Day

January 1733 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 13 James Oglethorpe & 130 English colonists arrive at Charleston, South Carolina
  • Jan 18 1st polar bear exhibited in America in Boston

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 22 Philip Carteret, British Naval Officer

Person of interestBenjamin Lincoln

Jan 24 Benjamin Lincoln, American military officer (Battles of Saratoga, Charleston and Yorktown during the American Revolutionary War), born in Hingham, Massachusetts (d. 1810)

Military Leader Benjamin Lincoln
Military Leader
Benjamin Lincoln

Deaths in History

  • Jan 25 Reinier V van Hompech, Dutch gen-maj cavalry, dies
  • Jan 25 Gilbert Heathcote, Mayor of London (b. 1652)