What Happened in January 1895

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Norway adopts Mid-European time

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Jan 1 Aguinaldo became a Freemason, joining Pilar Lodge No. 203, Imus, Cavite

Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo
  • Jan 5 Henry James' play "Guy Domville" opens in London
  • Jan 5 Victor Trumper makes first-class debut for NSW 17 yrs 64 days
  • Jan 5 French Capt Alfred Dreyfus, convicted of treason, publicly stripped of his rank; later exonerated
  • Jan 12 The National Trust is founded in Britain.

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Jan 13 Oscar Wilde's "Ideal Husband" premieres in London

Writer/Poet Oscar Wilde
Writer/Poet
Oscar Wilde
  • Jan 15 Albert Trott takes 8-43 on Test debut, then a record
  • Jan 15 French fleet reaches Majunga, Madagascar

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Jan 15 Tchaikovsky's ballet "Swan Lake" premieres, St Petersburg (1/27 NS)

  • Jan 17 French president Casimir-Perier resigns; Félix Faure installed.
  • Jan 18 Amsterdam's AFC soccer team forms
  • Jan 22 National Association of Manufacturers organized in Cincinnati
  • Jan 29 King Koko's Kopermannen assault on Akassa Niger, 100's killed
  • Jan 30 C J Eady (Tas) 1st Australian to score twin centuries (v Vic)
  • Jan 30 SS Elbe sinks after collision in North Sea, 332 killed
  • Jan 30 Tasmania beat Victoria for 1st F-C victory in 41 years
  • Jan 31 Jose Martí & others leave NYC for invasion of Spanish Cuba

Famous Birthdays


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Jan 1 J. Edgar Hoover, first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (1924-72), born in Washington, D.C.

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
  • Jan 1 Nathaniel Shilkret, American conductor, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 2 Count Folke Bernadotte, Sweden, statesman (Red Cross, UN)
  • Jan 3 Boris Mykolayovich Lyatoshyns'ky, composer
  • Jan 3 Mihail Andricu, composer
  • Jan 4 Lourens G M Baas Becking, Dutch botanist/resistance fighter
  • Jan 4 Leroy Grumman, American industrialist (d. 1982)
  • Jan 5 Jeannette Piccard, balloonist/Episcopal priest
  • Jan 5 Elizabeth Cotten, American musician (d. 1987)
  • Jan 7 Marie-Dominique Chenu, French Roman Catholic theologist
  • Jan 7 Clara Haskil, Romanian pianist (d. 1960)
  • Jan 7 Sir Hudson Fysh, Australian aviator and co-founder of QANTAS (d. 1974)
  • Jan 13 Anton Betzner, German writer, born in Cologne (d. 1976)
  • Jan 13 Fortunio Bonanova, Palma de Mallorca Spain, opera singer
  • Jan 14 George Richard Samways, children's writer
  • Jan 15 Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Finnish chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1973)
  • Jan 16 Nat Schachner, American author (d. 1955)
  • Jan 20 Eva A Jessye, US singer/actress/songwriter (Hallelujah)
  • Jan 21 Cristóbal Balenciaga, Spanish couturier (d. 1972)
  • Jan 24 Albin Zollinger, Swiss poet/author (Der Halbe Mensch)
  • Jan 24 Eugen Roth, German poet, born in Munich (d. 1976)
  • Jan 27 Claudio Carneyro, composer
  • Jan 27 Joseph Rosenstock, Kraków Poland, conductor (Nippon Phil Orch 1936-41)
  • Jan 27 Harry Ruby, American composer (d. 1974)
  • Jan 29 Muna Lee, American poet (d. 1965)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 3 James Merritt Ives, American lithographer with Nathaniel Currier (b. 1824)
  • Jan 9 Aaron Lufkin Dennison, American watch manufacturer (b. 1812)
  • Jan 10 Benjamin Louis Paul Godard, composer, dies at 45
  • Jan 22 Edward Solomon, composer, dies at 39
  • Jan 24 Lord Randolph Churchill, British politician (b. 1849)
  • Jan 26 Arthur Cayley, mathematician, dies
  • Jan 28 Francois Certain de Canrobert, French marshal, dies at 85