January 1759 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 11 1st American life insurance company incorporated, Philadelphia
  • Jan 15 British Museum opens in Montague House, London

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 5 Jacques Cathelineau, French royalist/army leader
  • Jan 17 Paul Cuffe, Mass, merchant/shipbuilder/African American nationalist
  • Jan 21 Johan Valckenaer, Dutch politician/patriot

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 25 Robert Burns, Scottish poet (Auld Lang Syne), born in Alloway, Scotland (d. 1796)


Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 6 US 1st President George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Custis at White House Plantation

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
1st US First Lady Martha Washington
1st US First Lady
Martha Washington

Deaths in History

  • Jan 1 Jacques-Joachim Trotti, marquis de La Chétardie, French adventurer (b. 1705)
  • Jan 3 Marquis & Marquess of Tavora, Portuguese nobles, executed
  • Jan 5 Thomas Philip Wallrad de Hénin-Liétard d'Alsace, Cardinal- Archbishop of Mechelen, Belgium, dies at 79
  • Jan 12 Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange, eldest daughter of King George II of Great Britain, dies at 49