On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1889

Historical Events

  • Admissions convention meets in Ellensburg, WA, asks for statehood

Historic Event

German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche suffers a mental breakdown after supposedly witnessing a horse flogging

Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche

Famous Birthdays

  • Nicholas Soussanin, Russian-American actor (Last Command, Captain Fury), born in Yalta part of modern day Crimea, Taurida Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1975)
1889 Highlights

About January 3, 1889

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 132 years, 9 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn