On This Day

January 1790 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 7 French Revolution: A major riot breaks out in Versailles as people demand lower bread prices

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 8 1st US President George Washington delivers 1st state of the union address

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • Jan 11 Statisten & Vonckisten unite as Belgium
  • Jan 30 Lifeboat 1st tested at sea, by Mr Greathead, the inventor

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 9 Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish poet (Lycksalighetens)
  • Jan 19 Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish historian/poet (Blommorna)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 2 Joseph Anton Feuchtmayer, German rococo sculptor, dies at 73
  • Jan 8 John Stinstra, Dutch baptist vicar, dies at 81
  • Jan 13 Luc Urbain de BouĂ«xic, comte de Guichen, French admiral, dies at 77
  • Jan 15 John Landen, English mathematician (b. 1719)
  • Jan 31 Thomas Lewis, Irish-American surveyor, lawyer, and a pioneer of early Virginia, dies at 71