January 1800 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 Dutch East Indies Company dissolves
  • Jan 2 Free African American community of Philadelphia petitions US Congress to abolish the slave trade
  • Jan 5 1st Swedenborgian temple in US holds 1st service in Baltimore
  • Jan 8 Austrians defeat French in Second Battle of Novi
  • Jan 8 Wild Boy of Aveyron (approx.12) discovered in southern France after possibly 7 years in the wild, later christened Victor of Aveyron
  • Jan 30 US population: 5,308,483; African American population 1,002,037 (18.9%)

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 6 Willem A. Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, Dutch politician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 7 Millard Fillmore, 13th US President (Whig: 1850-53), born in Moravia, New York (d. 1874)

13th US President Millard Fillmore
13th US President
Millard Fillmore
  • Jan 11 Ányos Jedlik, Hungarian physicist (d. 1895)
  • Jan 24 Edwin Chadwick, British social reformer

Weddings in History

  • Jan 20 Napoleon I's sister Carolina marries King Joachim Murat of Naples

Deaths in History

  • Jan 1 Louis J M Daubenton, French zoologist, dies at 83
  • Jan 9 Jean Étienne Championnet, French general (b. 1762)
  • Jan 23 Edward Rutledge, US attorney (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 50