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 This day in History - January 1
692 Historic Events for January 1
1800

Dutch East Indies Company dissolves

Event
1800

Louis J M Daubenton, France, zoologist, dies at 83

Death
1801

Ireland and Great Britain (England and Scotland) form United Kingdom

Event
1804

Haiti gains independence from France (National Day)

Event
1807

Cura‡ao is taken by English (until March, 1816)

Event
1808

African Benevolent Society (education) forms

Event
1808

Sierra Leone becomes a British colony

Event
1808

Congress prohibits importation of slaves

Event
1809

Holland Brigade under brig gen Chass‚ reaches Madrid

Event
1809

John Pieter Heije, Dutch physician/writer/poet (Silver Fleet)

Birth
1814

Field marshal Blucher's troops cross the Rhine at Kaub

Event
1815

Charles Renouvier, French philosopher (neocriticism)

Birth
1816

Fran‡ois Alexander Sallantin, composer, dies at 60

Death
1817

Martin H Klaproth, Germany, chemist

Birth
1817

Martin H Klaproth, German chemist (uranium), dies at 73

Death
1818

Fedele Fenaroli, composer, dies at 87

Death
1818

Official reopening of the White House

Event
1819

George Foster Shepley, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1878

Birth
1819

Arthur Hugh Clough, poet, friend of Matthew Arnold

Birth
1823

S ndor Pet”fi, Kikk”r”s, Hungary, poet, revolutionary (J os Vit‚z)

Birth
1826

Baron Van der Capellen resigns as governor of Dutch-Indies

Event
1827

William Lewis "Old Tige" Cabell, Brig General (Confederate Army)

Birth
1827

Dutch Trade Company NHM gets opium monopoly on Java

Event
1831

William Lloyd Garrison publishes 1st issue of abolitionist journal

Event
1831

William Joseph Westbrook, composer

Birth