What Happened on January 1, 1900

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st date in John dos Passos' USA trilogy (The 42nd Parallel)
  • British protectorates of Northern and Southern Nigeria are established
  • Compulsory education in Netherlands goes into effect

Famous Birthdays

  • Chiune Sugihara, Japanese diplomat (d. 1986)
  • Hubert van Doorne, Dutch auto manufacturer (DAF)
  • William Haines, Staunton VA, actor (Fast Life, Little Annie Rooney)
  • Xavier Cugat, Barcelona Spain, bandleader (married Abbe Lane, Charo)