On This Day

January 1780 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 4 Snowstorm hits George Washington's army at Morristown, New Jersey

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • Jan 15 American Continental Congress establishes court of appeals
  • Jan 16 Battle of Cape St Vincent: British fleet under Admiral Sir George Rodney defeats Spanish squadron under Don Juan de L├íngara

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 10 Heinrich Lichtenstein, German physician & explorer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1857)
  • Jan 12 Wilhelm M L de Wette, German exegetist/theologist