On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1758

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature establish the "starting point" for standardized species names across the animal kingdom, based on the binomial nomenclature by Carolus Linnaeus 10th edition of Systema Naturae

Taxonomist, Botanist, Physician and Zoologist Carolus Linnaeus
Taxonomist, Botanist, Physician and Zoologist
Carolus Linnaeus

Famous Deaths

  • Johann Friedrich von Cronegk, German playwright (Codrus), dies at 26
1758 Highlights

About January 1, 1758

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 262 years, 10 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn