January 1876 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 The Reichsbank opens in Berlin.
  • Jan 15 "Die Afrikaanse Patriot", the first newspaper in Afrikaans, is published in Paarl
  • Jan 31 The United States orders all Native Americans to move into reservations.

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Harriet Brooks, Canadian physicist (d. 1933)
  • Jan 1 Johan Coenraad Altorf, Dutch sculptor (October 3rd monument) (d. 1955)
  • Jan 3 Wilhelm Pieck, German politician (co-founder German Communist Party, President of German DR 1949-60), born in Guben, German Empire (d. 1960)

Konrad AdenauerKonrad Adenauer (1876-1967)

Jan 5 Chancellor of West Germany (CDU: 1949-63), born in Cologne, Germany

  • Jan 9 Hans Bethge, German poet, born in Dessau (d. 1946)
  • Jan 10 Jan Eisenloeffel, Dutch goldsmith, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1957)
  • Jan 12 Jack London, American writer/socialist (Call of the Wild), born in San Francisco (d. 1916)
  • Jan 17 Frank Hague, American politician (d. 1956)
  • Jan 17 Olga Fastrov√°, Czech writer and editor (National Policy), born in Prague (d. 1965)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 7 Juste Olivier, Swiss poet (b. 1807)
  • Jan 9 Samuel Gridley Howe, United States physician, abolitionist, and an advocate of education for the blind, dies at 74

Gordon GrangerGordon Granger (1822-1876)

Jan 10 American Major General during the Civil War (Union Army), dies at 54

  • Jan 15 Eliza Johnson, U.S. First Lady (b. 1810)