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Famous Birthdays In January - 21

Thursday, 31 July 2014

1337  Charles V, the Wise, king of France (1364-80) was born on this day in history.  

1338  On this day in history birth of king Charles V of France (d. 1380)  

1571  On this day in history birth of john I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam)  

1659  Adriaen van der Werff, Dutch portrait painter/engraver/architect was born on this day in history.  

1721  On this day in history birth of james Murray, British military officer, governor of Quebec (d. 1794)  

1735  On this day in history birth of johann Gottfried Eckard, composer  

1743  John Fitch, inventor (had a working steamboat years before Fulton) was born on this day in history.  

1746  On this day in history birth of johann H Pestalozzi, Zurich Switz, educator (Leonard & Gertrude) [NS]  

1751  Josephus Andreas Fodor, composer was born on this day in history.  

1759  Johan Valckenaer, Dutch politician/patriot was born on this day in history.  

1762  On this day in history birth of giuseppe Antonio Silvani, composer  

1771  On this day in history birth of arnold A Buyskes, Dutch vice-admiral/colonial director  

1775  On this day in history birth of manuel Garcia, composer  

1792  Tsjalling Hiddes Halbertsma, Fries story teller (Rhymes & Tales) was born on this day in history.  

1796  On this day in history birth of john Gelinde van Blom, Frisian notary/author  

1801  On this day in history birth of ramon Vilanova y Barrera, composer  

1804  On this day in history birth of eliza Roxcy Snow, American poet (d. 1887)  

1814  On this day in history birth of thomas Attwood Walmisley, composer  

1815  Horace Wells, dentist (pioneered use of medical anethesia) was born on this day in history.  

1815  John Bingham, American politician and lawyer (d. 1900) was born on this day in history.  

1821  John Cabell Breckinridge, (D) 14th US VP (1857-61)/mjr-gen (Confed) was born on this day in history.  

1823  On this day in history birth of alexandre Edouard Goria, composer  

1824  Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, Lt Gen 2nd Corps (ANV, Confed) was born on this day in history.  

1825  On this day in history birth of imre Madách, Hungarian writer (d. 1864)  

1827  Ivan Mikheevich Pervushin, Russian mathematician (d. 1900) was born on this day in history.  

1829  Oscar II Frederik, King of Sweden (1872-1907)/Norway (-1905)/poet was born on this day in history.  

1833  On this day in history birth of norman Willis, union leader (Britain's Trades Union Congress)  

1840  On this day in history birth of sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, pioneer English woman physician  

1848  Henri Duparc, French composer was born on this day in history.  

1855  On this day in history birth of john M Browning, US, weapons manufacturer  

1859  On this day in history birth of antoni Wincenty Rutkowski, composer  

1860  On this day in history birth of karl Staaff, Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 1915)  

1867  James Marcus, New York, American actor (The Eagle, The Lonely Trail) was born on this day in history.  

1867  Maxime Weygard, French general/gov-gen (Algeria) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In January - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0304  Death of Saint Agnes (martyred) (b. 291) on this day in history.  

0879  Boudouin with the Iron Arm, earl of Flanders, dies on this day in history.  

0917  On this day in history death of erchanger, Duke of Swabia (c. 880)  

1118  Paschalis II, [Raniero], pope (1099-1118), dies on this day in history.  

1519  On this day in history death of vasco Núñez de Balboa, Spanish explorer (b. 1475)  

1527  On this day in history death of juan de Grijalva, Spanish conquistador (c. 1489)  

1546  Death of Azai Sukemasa, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1491) on this day in history.  

1596  John Ligarius, German theologist/prime minister, dies at 66 on this day in history.