On This Day

January 1758 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 1 The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature establish the "starting point" for standardized species names across the animal kingdom, based on the binomial nomenclature by Carolus Linnaeus 10th edition of Systema Naturae

Taxonomist, Botanist, Physician and Zoologist Carolus Linnaeus
Taxonomist, Botanist, Physician and Zoologist
Carolus Linnaeus
  • Jan 11 Russian troops occupy Königsberg, East-Prussia [NS=Jan 22]
  • Jan 22 Russian troops occupy Königsberg, East Prussia [OS=Jan 11]

Deaths in History

  • Jan 1 Johann Friedrich von Cronegk, German playwright (Codrus), dies at 26
  • Jan 7 Allan Ramsay, Scottish poet (Gentle Shepherd), dies at 71