On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1898

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Brooklyn merges with NY to form present City of NY
  • d'Annunzio's "Sogno d'un mattino di primavera," premieres in Rome
  • Lightship replaces whistling buoy at mouth of San Francisco Bay

Famous Birthdays

  • George van Derton, Belgian racer (won 500 race)
  • Viktor Ullmann, opera composer (Der Kaiser von Atlantis)