What Happened on January 1, 1894

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 Hertz, German physicist (1st to broadcast & receive radio waves), dies after surgical complications at 36
1894 Highlights

About January 1, 1894

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 129 years, 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn