January 1898 in History

Events in History

  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 6 Jan Filip Boon, Flemish author/editor (De Standaard 1929-39)
  • Jan 6 Charles E. Pont, American artist (d. 1971)
  • Jan 9 Wally Baker, American supercentenarian
  • Jan 11 Hans Rudolf Krik, Danish writer/critic (Fiskerne, Slaven)
  • Jan 13 Pedro DE Teixeira de Mattos, Dutch diplomat
  • Jan 13 Kai Munk, Danish playwright and Lutheran pastor, martyr (d. 1944)
  • Jan 20 U Razak, Burmese politician (d. 1947)
  • Jan 22 Ben van Eysselsteijn, Dutch writer (Arid Earth)
  • Jan 22 Hans van Werveke, Flemish historian (Diocese Terwaan)
  • Jan 22 Ross R Barnett, lawyer/(Gov-D-Miss)
  • Jan 22 Sergei Eisenstein, Russian director (Battleship Potemkin), born in Riga, Latvia [NS] (d. 1948)
  • Jan 23 Freda Utley, British scholar and author (d. 1978)
  • Jan 25 Joachim Wach, German/US philosopher/sociologist (Understanding)
  • Jan 28 Wies Moens, Flemish writer/nazi
  • Jan 29 Karl Bjarnhof, Danish blind journalist/writer (History of Sascha)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 10 Painter Henri Matisse (28) weds Amélie Noellie Parayre

Impressionist Painter Henri Matisse
Impressionist Painter
Henri Matisse

Deaths in History

  • Jan 3 James Wimshurst, British designer/inventor (vacuum pump), dies at 70

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 14 Lewis Carroll, English writer (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), dies at 65

Author and Mathematician Lewis Carroll
Author and Mathematician
Lewis Carroll
  • Jan 16 Charles Pelham Villiers, longest-serving MP in the British House of Commons (b. 1802)