What Happened on January 1, 1881

Historical Events

Appointment of Interest

Ambrose Bierce is appointed editor of "The Wasp" magazine

Event of Interest

Dr John Watson is first introduced to Sherlock Holmes in story written by Arthur Conan Doyle

Famous Birthdays

  • Carry van Bruggen [de Haan], Dutch author (Heleen, Eva), born in Smilde, Netherlands (d. 1932)
  • Vajiravudh, King of Thailand (d. 1925)
Born in 1881

Famous Deaths

  • Auguste Blanqui, French revolutionary socialist (imprisoned for 33 years, Blanquist movement), dies at 75

About January 1, 1881

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 142 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn