January 1826 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 Baron Van der Capellen resigns as governor of Dutch-Indies
  • Jan 30 The Menai Suspension Bridge, considered the world's first modern suspension bridge, connecting the Isle of Anglesey to the north West coast of Wales is opened.

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 6 Herman Grimm, German writer/novelist (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  • Jan 12 Charles Cruft, American teacher, lawyer, railroad executive, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Terre Haute, Indiana (d. 1883)
  • Jan 15 Mikhail Saltykov, Spas-Ugol Russia, satirist (Family of Noblemen)
  • Jan 22 [Merriwether] Jeff Thompson, Partisan (Confederate Army), (d. 1876)
  • Jan 25 Rembt Tobias Hugo Pieter Liebrecht Alexander van Boneval Faure, Dutch lawyer and politician
  • Jan 26 Julia Dent Grant, 1st lady (1862-76)
  • Jan 27 Richard Taylor, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 3 Louis Gabriel Suchet, French marshal (b. 1770)