January 1877 in history

January 1877 events chronologically

Jan 1 Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom is proclaimed Empress of India
Jan 8 Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle against the United States Cavalry at Wolf Mountain, Montana Territory
Jan 20 Last day of the Constantinople Conference which resulted in agreement for political reforms in the Balkans
Jan 22 Arthur Tooth, an Anglican clergyman is taken into custody after being prosecuted for using ritualist practices

Top 7 most famous people born in January 1877

Jan 3 Josephine Hull an American stage and film actress who also was a director of plays. She had a successful 50-year career on stage while taking some of her better known roles to film. She won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for the movie Harvey , a role she originally played on the Broadway stage
Jan 4 Otto Herschmann a Jewish Austrian swimmer, fencer, lawyer, and sports official.
Jan 4 Marsden Hartley an American Modernist painter, poet, and essayist.
Jan 15 Lewis Terman an American psychologist, noted as a pioneer in educational psychology in the early 20th century at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. He is best known for his revision of the Stanford-Binet IQ test and for initiating the longitudinal study of children with high IQs called the Genetic Studies of Genius. He was a prominent eugenicist and was a member of the Human Betterment Foundation. He also served as president of the American Psychological Association
Jan 20 Carl Hans Lody a reserve officer of the Imperial German Navy who spied in the United Kingdom in the first few months of the First World War.
Jan 22 Hjalmar Schacht a German economist, banker, liberal politician, and co-founder in 1918 of the German Democratic Party. He served as the Currency Commissioner and President of the Reichsbank under the Weimar Republic. He was a fierce critic of his country's post-World War I reparation obligations
Jan 26 Kees van Dongen a Dutch painter and one of the Fauves. He gained a reputation for his sensuous, at times garish, portraits

Top 7 most famous people died in January 1877

Jan 2 Alexander Bain (inventor) a Scottish inventor and engineer who was first to invent and patent the electric clock. He installed the railway telegraph lines between Edinburgh and Glasgow
Jan 4 Cornelius Vanderbilt an American business magnate and philanthropist who built his wealth in railroads and shipping. He was also the patriarch of the Vanderbilt family and one of the richest Americans in history. He provided the initial gift to found Vanderbilt University, which is named in his honor
Jan 9 Alexander Brullov a Russian artist associated with Russian Neoclassicism.
Jan 12 Wilhelm Hofmeister a German biologist and botanist. He "stands as one of the true giants in the history of biology and belongs in the same pantheon as Darwin and Mendel." He was largely self-taught
Jan 18 Princess Marie of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1808–1877) born on 3 February 1808 in Weimar. She was a princess of Saxe-Wiemar-Eisenach by birth, and by marriage a princess of Prussia. She was the daughter of Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach and Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia
Jan 24 Johann Christian Poggendorff a German physicist born in Hamburg. By far the greater and more important part of his work related to electricity and magnetism. Poggendorff is known for his electrostatic motor which is analogous to Wilhelm Holtz's electrostatic machine. In 1841 he described the use of the potentiometer for measurement of electrical potentials without current draw
Jan 27 Duke Eugen of Württemberg (1846–1877) a German prince and a staff officer of Württemberg.