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 Interest

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

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

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 19 Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish romantic poet (Blommorna (The Flowers), Lycksalighetens Ö (The Island of Bliss)) and historian (Svenska Siare och Skalder), born in Åsbo, Sweden (d. 1855)
  • Jan 27 Juan Álvarez, Mexican revolutionary leader (President of Mexico 1855), born in Concepción de Atoyac, Mexico (d. 1867)

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 Bouëxic, 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