On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1758

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

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? 263 years, 10 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn