On This Day

January 1819 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 16 Godert Alexander Gerard Philip, Baron van der Capellen, becomes Governor-General of Dutch East Indies

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Jan 25 University of Virginia chartered by Commonwealth of Virginia, with Thomas Jefferson one of its founders

3rd US President Thomas Jefferson
3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson

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Jan 28 Sir Stamford Raffles lands in Singapore

British Statesman and Founder of Singapore Stamford Raffles
British Statesman and Founder of Singapore
Stamford Raffles

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Arthur Hugh Clough, English poet, friend of Matthew Arnold, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1861)
  • Jan 1 George Foster Shepley, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Saco, Maine (d. 1878)
  • Jan 3 Charles Piazzi Smyth, Astronomer Royal for Scotland (d. 1900)
  • Jan 6 Baldassare Verazzi, Italian painter, born in Caprezzo, Italy (d. 1886)
  • Jan 9 James Francis, Premier of Victoria (d. 1884)
  • Jan 12 Zealous Bates Tower, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Cohasset, Massachusetts (d. 1900)
  • Jan 14 Frederick Steele, American Major General (Union Army), born in Delhi, New York (d. 1868)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 2 Maria Luisa of Parma, Queen of Charles IV of Spain, dies at 67
  • Jan 14 John Wolcot, English satirist (Peter Pindar), dies at 80
  • Jan 20 Carlos IV [English: Charles], King of Spain (1788-1808), dies at 70