January 1807 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 Curacao is taken by English (until March, 1816)
  • Jan 12 Gunpowder-ship explodes in Leiden, Netherlands, 150 die

Historic Event

Jan 20 Napoleon convenes great Sanhedrin, Paris

  • Jan 28 London's Pall Mall is 1st street lit by gaslight

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 6 Joseph Holt, American lawyer, politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Breckinridge County, Kentucky (d. 1894)
  • Jan 6 Jozef Maximilián Petzval, Slovak inventor, born in Spišská Belá, Slovakia (d. 1891)
  • Jan 11 Alfred Eugene "Mudwall" Jackson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Jan 11 Ezra Cornell, founder (Western Union Telegraph, Cornell University)
  • Jan 12 Jan T Beelen, Dutch/Belgian bible expert
  • Jan 13 Napoleon Bonaparte Buford, American Major General (Union Army), born in Woodford County, Kentucky (d. 1883)
  • Jan 16 Charles Henry Davis, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), (d. 1877)

Robert E. LeeRobert E. Lee (1807-1870)

Jan 19 American General who commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War, born in Stratford Virginia

Robert McClureRobert McClure (1807-1873)

Jan 28 Irish explorer who discovered the Northwest passage, born in Wexford, Ireland


Deaths in History

  • Jan 5 Michel Adanson, French biologist (Plant classes), dies at 79
  • Jan 12 Adriaan Kluit, Dutch historian, dies at 71
  • Jan 12 Joan Lucaz, Dutch journalist and patriot, dies at 60