On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1894

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Denmark adopts Mid-European time
  • Manchester Ship Canal in England opens to traffic
  • South African Amateur Athletic Union is founded in Johannesburg

Famous Birthdays

  • Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian physicist ( Bose–Einstein statistics), born in Calcutta, British India (d. 1974)
  • Shitsu Nakano, Japanese supercentenarian (d. 2007)

Famous Deaths

  • Heinrich Rudolf Hertz, German physicist (b. 1857)