On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1892

Historical Events

  • Ellis Island opens as a US immigration inspection station - it would go on to be the gateway to the US for more than 12 million people

Famous Birthdays

  • Artur Rodzinski, Spalato, Dalmatia, Polish conductor/composer

Person of interestManuel Roxas

Manuel Roxas, 5th President of the Philippines (1946-48), born in Capiz, Philippines (d. 1948)

5th President of the Philippines Manuel Roxas
5th President of the Philippines
Manuel Roxas
  • Miklos Radnai, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Roswell B. Mason, Mayor of Chicago, dies at 86
1892 Highlights

About January 1, 1892

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 128 years, 10 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn