On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1818

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
1818 Highlights

About January 1, 1818

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 202 years, 10 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn