On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 1890

Famous Birthdays

  • Karel Čapek, Czech writer, playwright and critic (R.U.R.); coined the word "robot", born in Malé Svatoňovice, Hungary (d. 1938)
  • Kurt Tucholsky, German journalist/writer (Panther Tiger & Co)
1890 Highlights

About January 9, 1890

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 131 years, 10 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn