On This Day

January 1774 in History

Events in History

Historic Event

Jan 11 Charles Messier adds M51 (spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici) to his catalog

Historic Event

Jan 30 Captain James Cook reaches 71°10' south, 1820km from south pole (record)


Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 André Marie Constant Duméril, French zoologist (d. 1860)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 21 Mustafa III, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1717). Reigns 1757 to 1774. Dies at 56