What Happened on January 3, 1868

Historical Events

  • Meiji Restoration returns authority to Japan's emperors

Famous Birthdays

  • Franz Cumont, Belgian religious historian and archaeologist (cult of Mithra), born in Aalst, Belgium (d. 1947)
Born in 1868

Famous Deaths

  • Moritz Hauptmann, German composer, dies at 75
1868 Highlights

About January 3, 1868

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 155 years, 8 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Capricorn