On This Day

January 1882 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 2 Because of anti-monopoly laws, Standard Oil is organized as a trust
  • Jan 15 1st US ski club forms (Berlin NH)
  • Jan 17 1st Dutch female physician Aletta Jacobs opens her office
  • Jan 25 Bilu, a Russian Zionist organization, forms
  • Jan 26 France government of Gambetta falls

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Willem Carel Wendelaar, Dutch lawyer, civil servant, director, and politician (VVD)
  • Jan 4 Aristarkh Lentulov, Russian artist, born in Nizhny Lomov, Russia (d. 1943)
  • Jan 5 Herbert Bayard Swope, U.S. journalist who coined the term "Cold War", born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1958)
  • Jan 6 Samuel Rayburn, American politician (Rep-D-Tx), born in Kingston, Tennessee (d. 1961)
  • Jan 6 Aleksandra Ekster, Russian painter, born in Białystok, Poland (d. 1949)
  • Jan 6 Fan S. Noli, Albanian bishop, born in İbriktepe, Turkey (d. 1965)
  • Jan 12 Jakob Jud, Swiss linguist/etymologist
  • Jan 14 Hendrik Willem van Loon, Dutch-American historian and writer (Story of America), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1944)
  • Jan 15 Florian Znaniecki, Polish philosopher & sociologist, born in Świątniki, Poland (d. 1958)
  • Jan 15 Princess Margaret of Sweden, born in Surrey, England (d. 1920)

Arnold Rothstein

Jan 17 Arnold Rothstein, American gambler and mobster (fixed 1919 World Series), born in NYC, New York (d, 1928)

A. A. Milne

Jan 18 A. A. Milne, English author of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, born in Hampstead, Middlesex (d. 1956)

  • Jan 18 Jacob Clay, Dutch philosopher and phyicist (Mesones)
  • Jan 21 Pavel Florensky, Russian mathematician (d. 1937)

Virginia Woolf

Jan 25 Virginia Woolf [Adeline], British author (Jacob's Room, To Lighthouse), born in London, England (d. 1941)

  • Jan 27 Giuseppe Prezzolini, Italian writer (La Voce, La Cultura Italiano)

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Jan 30 Franklin Roosevelt, 32nd US President (Democrat: 1933-1945), born in Hyde Park, New York (d. 1945)

  • Jan 31 Josephus RH van Schaik, Dutch lawyer/vice-premier

Deaths in History

  • Jan 3 William H Ainsworth, English writer (Guy Fawkes), dies at 76
  • Jan 3 Clement Claiborne Clay, American politician (U.S. Senator from Alabama), dies at 65
  • Jan 4 John William Draper, English scientist, photographer (b. 1811)
  • Jan 6 Richard Henry Dana Jr., American author (Two Years Before the Mast), dies at 66

Ignacy Łukasiewicz

Jan 7 Ignacy Łukasiewicz, Polish engineer, businessman and inventor who built the 1st modern oil refinery and invented the kerosene lamp, dies at 59

  • Jan 11 Theodor Schwann, German physiologist and co-originator of cell theory, dies at 71
  • Jan 13 Wilhelm Mauser, German weapon designer and manufacturer (b. 1834)
  • Jan 20 John Linnell, British painter/minaturist/engraver, dies
  • Jan 24 Levi Boone, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1808)