This Day In History : January 4

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Discover what happened on January 4 with HISTORY's summaries of major events, anniversaries,
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Births on This Day, January 4
  • 1797 Wilhelm Beer

    German banker and amateur astronomer who owned a fine Fraunhofer refractor which he used in his own a private observatory.

  • 1797 Dominique Vivant Denon

    (baron) French artist, archaeologist, and museum official who played an important role in the development of the Louvre collection.

  • 1737 Baron Louis Bernard Guyton de Morveau

    French chemist who collaborated with Antoine Lavoisier and others to establish a systematic chemical nomenclature, helping to distinguish elements from compounds.

Deaths on This Day, January 4

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