On This Day

What Happened on January 30, 1889

Historical Events

  • Archduke Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria, heir to the Austro-Hungarian crown, is found dead with his mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera in Mayerling.
  • John Herschel uses camera obscura to photograph 48" (120cm) telescope
  • Victoria beat NSW after following on (NSW all out 63 needed 76)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist and novelist, born in Varanasi, India (d. 1937)

Famous Deaths

  • Crown Prince Rudolph of Austria (b. 1858)
1889 Highlights

About January 30, 1889

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 131 years, 8 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius