On This Day

January 1851 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 City of Glasgow steamer inaugurates Philadelphia-Liverpool line
  • Jan 15 General Mariano Arista replaces Mexican President José Joaquín de Herrera
  • Jan 28 Northwestern University (Chicago) chartered
  • Jan 31 San Francisco Orphan's Asylum founded, 1st in California

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 14 Théophile de Bock, Dutch painter, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1904)
  • Jan 17 A. B. Frost, American illustrator (d. 1928)
  • Jan 19 David Starr Jordan, American biologist and university president (Leland Stanford), born in New York
  • Jan 19 Johannes C Kapteyn, Dutch astronomer
  • Jan 25 Arne Garborg, Norwegian writer & playwright (Bondestudentar), born in Jæren, Norway (d. 1924)
  • Jan 27 Rafael Obligado, Argentina, writer (Santos Vega)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 10 Karl Freiherr von Müffling, Prussian field marshal, dies at 75
  • Jan 12 Johan Herman Koekkoek, painter, dies at 72
  • Jan 17 Thomas Lincoln, American farmer, carpenter, and father President Abraham Lincoln, dies at 73
  • Jan 19 Esteban Echeverría, Argentine writer (b. 1805)

John James Audubon

Jan 27 John James Audubon, American ornithologist and painter (The Birds Of America), dies at 65