January 1775 in History

Events in History

  • 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 22 Marshal Oscar von Lubomirski expels Jews from Warsaw, Poland
  • Jan 25 Americans drag cannon up hill to fight British (Gun Hill Road, Bronx)

Birthdays in History

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

Person of interestFriedrich 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 and writer (Imaginary Conversations), born in Warwick, England (d. 1864)

Deaths in History

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