On This Day

Deaths in History in January 1864

  • Jan 7 Caleb Blood Smith, American journalist and politician, 6th U.S. Secretary of the Interior, dies at 55
  • Jan 24 Stephen Gardner Champlin, brigadier general (Union), dies at about 36
  • Jan 27 Leo von Klenze, German neoclassical architect (Walhalla), dies at 59
  • Jan 28 Émile Clapeyron, French engineer and physicist (b. 1799)
  • Jan 31 Hamilton Rowan Gamble, American judge/governor of Missouri (1861-64), dies