On This Day

January 1791 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 2 Big Bottom massacre in the Ohio Country, marking the beginning of the Northwest Indian War.

Election of Interest

Jan 30 Comte de Mirabeau is elected President of the French National Assembly

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 8 Jacob Collamer, American politician (Sen-Vt), born in Troy, New York (d. 1865)
  • Jan 14 Calvin Phillips, American midget & shortest known adult male (67 cm; 2' 2"), born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts (d. 1812)
  • Jan 15 Franz Gillparzer, Austrian tragic dramatist (Golden Fleece), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1872)