On This Day

Deaths in History in January 1862

  • Jan 1 Mikhail Ostrogradsky, Russian physicist & mathematician, dies at 60

Person of interestSamuel Colt

Jan 10 Samuel Colt, American inventor and industrialist (Colt 6 shot revolver), dies of gout at 47

Inventor/Industrialist Samuel Colt
Samuel Colt

Person of interestJohn Tyler

Jan 18 John Tyler, 10th US President (1841-45), dies in Richmond Va at 71

10th US President John Tyler
10th US President
John Tyler
  • Jan 20 Felix Zollicoffer, Gen killed after mistakenly riding into Union lines
  • Jan 24 James McIntosh, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in battle at about 33