Regency, This Week In History

This Week In History: January 26-February 1


January 26, 1788: The British First Fleet sails into Port Jackson to establish Sydney, the first permanent European settlement in Australia.

January 27, 1785: The University of Georgia is founded, becoming the first public university in the US.

January 28, 1813: Pride and Prejudice is first published in the UK.

January 29, 1856: Queen Victoria institutes the Victoria Cross.

January 30, 1826: The Menai Suspension Bridge connecting the Isle of Anglesey to north coast of Wales is opened.

January 31, 1747: The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Lock Hospital.

February 1, 1793: France declares war on the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.


Regency, This Week In History

This Week In History: January 12-18


January 12, 1808: The organizational meeting that led to the creation of the Wernerian Natural History Society (a former Scottish learned society) is held in Edinburgh.

January 13, 1785: John Walter publishes the first issue of the Daily Universal Register, later renamed The Times.

January 14, 1814: Frederick VI of Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden in return for Pomerania in the Treaty of Kiel.

January 15, 1759: The British Museum opens.

January 16, 1809: The British defeat the French at the Battle of La Coruña.

January 17, 1773: Captain James Cook and his crew become the first Europeans to sale below the Antarctic Circle.

January 18, 1788: The first elements of the First Fleet carrying 736 convicts from England to Australia arrives at Botany Bay.