What Happened on January 1, 1898

Historical Events

  • Brooklyn merges with NY to form present City of NY

Event of Interest

Gabriele D'Annunzio's "Sogno d'un mattino di primavera," premieres in Rome

  • Lightship replaces whistling buoy at mouth of San Francisco Bay
1898 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Viktor Ullmann, Austrian pianist, conductor, and composer (Der Kaiser von Atlantis), born in Teschen, Silesia (now Poland) (d. 1944)
Born in 1898

About January 1, 1898

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 8 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn