Historical Events in January 1898

  • Jan 1 Brooklyn merges with NY to form present City of NY
  • Jan 1 Lightship replaces whistling buoy at mouth of SF Bay
  • Jan 1 d'Annunzio's "Sogno d'un mattino di primavera," premieres in Rome
  • Jan 4 1st installment of William Dean Howell's "Life & Letters" appears
  • Jan 6 1st telephone message from a submerged submarine, by Simon Lake
  • Jan 12 Itō Hirobumi begins his third term as Prime Minister of Japan.
  • Jan 13 Emile Zola publishes his open letter (J'accuse) in defense of Alfred Dreyfus
  • Jan 14 Joe Darling hits the 1st six in Tests (out of the ground)
  • Jan 19 Brown defeats Harvard 6-0 in 1st intercollegiate hockey game