On This Day

January 1829 in History

Events in History

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 3 John G R Acquoy, theologist/church historian
  • Jan 3 Konrad Duden, German linguist (Der grosse Duden)
  • Jan 5 Sir Roger Tichborne, missing U.K. heir who was the subject of the longest criminal trial in British history (d. c.1854)
  • Jan 9 Adolf von Schlagintweit, German explorer (Tarimbekken)
  • Jan 9 Thomas William Robertson, England, playwright (Caste)

Catherine Booth

Jan 17 Catherine Booth, Co-founder of the Salvation Army known as the 'Army Mother', born in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England (d. 1890) [1]

  • Jan 18 Louis van Haecke, Flemish chaplain and author (Blood to Bridge)
  • Jan 21 Oscar II Frederik, King of Sweden (1872-1907)/Norway (-1905)/poet
  • Jan 30 Alfred Cummings, American Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 1910)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 12 Friedrich von Schlegel, German cultural philosopher/poet, dies at 56
  • Jan 28 William Burke, murderer/body snatcher, executed in Edinburgh
  • Jan 28 Thomas Tredgold, British civil engineer (railway design), carpenter, and writer (Elementary Principles of Carpentry, dies at 40
  • Jan 29 Paul-Fran├žois-Jean-Nicolas, French politician of the French Revolution, dies at 73