On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1818

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus" is published anonymously by the small London publishing house of Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones

Frankenstein Author Mary Shelley
Frankenstein Author
Mary Shelley
  • Official reopening of the White House

Famous Deaths

  • Fedele Fenaroli, Italian composer, dies at 87