January 1775 in History

Events in History

Historic Event

Jan 1 English potter Josiah Wedgwood writes that he has developed his famous 'wedgwood blue' color in a letter to Thomas Bentley [1]

  • Jan 11 Francis Salvador becomes 1st Jew elected to office in America (SC)
  • Jan 17 9 old women burnt as witches for causing bad harvests in Kalisk, Poland
  • Jan 17 Richard Brinsley Sheridan's play "The Rivals" premieres in London
  • Jan 18 The West India Committee founded in London by London sugar merchants and Caribbean planters. Initially instrumental in promoting slavery, later aided campaign to end slavery. [1]
  • Jan 22 Marshal Oscar von Lubomirski expels Jews from Warsaw, Poland

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 20 André-Marie Ampère, French physicist (d. 1836)

Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling

Jan 27 Friedrich von Schelling, German philosopher (Views on Christianity), born in Leonberg, Württemberg, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1854)

  • Jan 30 Walter Savage Landor, English poet & writer (Imaginary Conversations), born in Warwick, England (d. 1864)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 8 John Baskerville, English printer and type designer, dies at 68
  • Jan 10 Jemeljan Pugatshov, Russian kosak leader/"Tsar Peter III", dies
  • Jan 11 Prithvi Narayan Shah, began the unification of modern Nepal (b. 1723)
  • Jan 11 Yemelyan Pugachov, Don Cossack rebel, executed by tsarist Russia
  • Jan 13 Johann Georg Walch, German theologian, dies at 81