On This Day

January 9, 1848 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • 1st commercial bank in San Francisco established
  • People's uprising in Palermo, Sicily

Birthdays in History

  • Princess Frederica of Hanover (d. 1926)

Deaths in History

  • Caroline Herschel, German-born pioneering female astronomer (comet 35P/Herschel-Rigolle), dies at 97
1848 in History