On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 1894

Historical Events

  • Georges Feydeau's "Un à la Patte" premieres in Paris
  • New England Telephone and Telegraph installs the first battery-operated telephone switchboard in Lexington, Massachusetts.
  • William K.L. Dickson's motion picture "Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze" aka "Fred Ott's Sneeze" receives first US copyright for the format; it was filmed a few days earlier at Edison Studio, West Orange, New Jersey [1]

Famous Birthdays

  • Henryk Stazewski, Polish abstract painter and graphic artist
1894 Highlights

About January 9, 1894

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 127 years, 9 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn