January 1794 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 11 U.S. Marshal Robert Forsyth is killed in Augusta, Georgia, trying to serve court papers, first US marshal to die carrying out his duties
  • Jan 13 Congress changes US flag to 15 stars & 15 stripes
  • Jan 14 Dr Jessee Bennet of Edom, Virginia, performs 1st successful Cesarean section operation in the US on his wife

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 25 François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist (d. 1878)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 8 Justus Möser, German statesman (b. 1720)
  • Jan 10 Georg Forster, German writer, naturalist (A Voyage Round the World) and revolutionary, dies at 39

Person of interestEdward Gibbon

Jan 16 Edward Gibbon, English historian (The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire), dies in London at 56

Historian Edward Gibbon
Historian
Edward Gibbon
  • Jan 31 Marriott Arbuthnot, British admiral (b. 1711)