|January 2, 1851
||Manuel Elzaburu, founder of El Ateneo
Puertorriqueño, is born in San Juan
||Día de Reyes
|January 6, 1751
||José Campeche, known as the
island's first painter, was born in San Juan.
|January 8, 1912
José Ferrer Cintrón -
successful actor and producer, born in San Juan.
|January 9, 1933
||Robert Garcia, former Congressman
and first Puerto Rican elected to the NYS Senate.
Trinidad - birthday
|January 9, 1899
Doña Felisa Rincón de
Gautier - Politician, Co-founder of the Partido Popular Democrático
and mayor of San Juan for 22 years, is born in Ceiba
Eugenio María de Hostos
y Bonilla, born in Mayagüez, an educator who became involved
in politics. Hostos became famous throughout all Latino America
for his ideologies, and as a thinker, critic, journalist, and sociologist.He
lived most of his adult life outside the island. He was a teacher
who founded colleges and universities. Hostos died in Santo Domingo
on August 11, 1903.
Salvador Brau Asencio,
was a self-taught historian, journalist, poet, and more. Brau was
born in Cabo Rojo. In 1903 he was named official historian. He died
on November 5th, 1912.
|January 14, 1508
||First school is founded in Caparra
|January 15th, 1969
||Museo del Barrio is established in New
York City - Congratulations!
||Sylvia Rexach, composer
San Juan Bautista is
renamed Puerto Rico
||Iglesia de San José
is founded (Oldest church still in use in the Americas)
||Arturo Alfonso Schomburg
is born in Santurce. An AfroBorincano who documented achievements
and culture of Blacks all over the world. A museum in New York carries
||First African slaves brought
to Puerto Rico
|January 28, 1869
||Virgilio Dávila (poet) born
in Toa Baja
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