On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1898

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

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

About January 1, 1898

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 123 years, 11 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn