On This Day

January 1798 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 Russia appoints 1st Jewish censor to censor Hebrew books
  • Jan 8 11th Amendment ratified, judicial powers construed
  • Jan 22 Coup d'état in Batavian Republic
  • Jan 30 Rep Matthew Lyon (Vt) spits in face of Rep Roger Griswold (Ct) in US House of Representatives, after an argument

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 14 Isaac da Costa, Jewish poet, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1860)
  • Jan 14 Johan Rudolph Thorbecke, Premier of Netherlands (Lib-1849..72), born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1872)
  • Jan 15 Thomas Crofton Croker, Irish story teller (Fairy legends), born in Cork, Ireland (d. 1854)
  • Jan 19 Auguste Comte, French philosopher & writer (A General View of Positivism), born in Montpellier, France (d. 1857)
  • Jan 20 Anson Jones, 5th and last President of Texas, born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts (d. 1858)
  • Jan 24 Karl von Staudt, German math professor (projective geometrician)
  • Jan 29 Henry Neele, poet, born in London, England

Deaths in History

  • Jan 9 Pedro Pablo Abarca d Bolea earl of Aranda, Spanish officer, dies at 79
  • Jan 22 Lewis Morris, American landowner and farmer (signed US Declaration of Independence), dies at 71
  • Jan 22 Matija A Reljkovic, Croatian writer (Satire of Wild Man), dies at 66