On This Day

What Happened on January 13, 1898

Historical Events

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Emile Zola publishes his open letter "J'accuse" accusing the French government of framing Alfred Dreyfus for sabotage

Jewish Artillery Officer Alfred Dreyfus
Jewish Artillery Officer
Alfred Dreyfus

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlo Tagliabue, Italian baritone (d. 1978)
  • Kai Munk, Danish playwright and Lutheran pastor, martyr (d. 1944)
  • Pedro DE Teixeira de Mattos, Dutch diplomat
1898 Highlights

About January 13, 1898

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 123 years, 8 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn