What Happened on January 1, 1881

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ambrose Bierce is appointed editor of the The Wasp magazine

Writer & Satirist Ambrose Bierce
Writer & Satirist
Ambrose Bierce
  • Dr John H Watson is introduced to Sherlock Holmes

Famous Birthdays

  • Carry van Bridges, [de Haan], Dutch author (Heleen, Eva)
  • Vajiravudh, King of Thailand (d. 1925)

Famous Deaths

  • Louis Auguste Blanqui, French political activist (b. 1805)