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 This day in History - January 1
692 Historic Events for January 1
1661

Pieter Claesz, Dutch still life painter, dies at about 64

Death
1672

Jean Racine's "Bajazet," premieres in Paris

Event
1673

Regular mail delivery begins between NY and Boston

Event
1675

Don Carlos de Gurrea/Arag¢n becomes Spanish land guardian of S Neth

Event
1689

Pro-James II-earl of Danby occupies York

Event
1697

Johann Pfeiffer, composer

Birth
1700

Protestant West-Europe (except England) begin using Gregorian calendar

Event
1700

Russia replaces Byzantines with Julian calendar

Event
1701

Pietro Sanmartini, composer, dies at 64

Death
1701

Great Britain and Ireland union is in effect, creating United Kingdom

Event
1707

Jacob V succeeds his father Pedro II as king of Portugal

Event
1709

Johann H H Butz, German/Dutch organ builder

Birth
1714

Kristijonas Donelaitis, Lutheran pastor, Lithuanian poet (The Seas)

Birth
1716

William Wycherley, dramatist (The Country Wife), dies at about 75

Death
1723

Christian Friedrich Gregor, composer

Birth
1729

Edmund Burke, British author (Philosophy and Inquiry) [NS=Jan 12]

Birth
1730

Daniel Finch, 2nd earl of Nottingham, dies at 82

Death
1734

John F E Acton, cruel premier of Naples

Birth
1735

Paul Revere, silversmith/US patriot (British are coming)

Birth
1739

J B C Bouvet de Lozier discovers Bouvet Island, near Antarctica

Event
1745

"Mad" Anthony Wayne, general

Birth
1748

Giovanni Furno, composer

Birth
1752

Elizabeth Griscom (Betsy) Ross, flag maker

Birth
1753

Louis-Maurice de La Pierre, composer, dies at 55

Death
1758

Johann F von Cronegk, German playwright (Codrus), dies at 26

Death