On This Day

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 Rudolf Hertz, German physicist, dies at 36
1894 Highlights

About January 1, 1894

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 127 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn