On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1898

Historical Events

  • Dutch railway Alkmaar-Receiver opens
  • Henry Huntington buys LA Railway
  • Jews are expelled from Kiev, Ukraine
  • The Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration is founded under the name k.u.k. Exportakademie.
  • Tsar Nikolay II expels Jews from major Russian cities

Famous Birthdays

  • Karl Rankl, Austrian-British conductor (Covent Garden Opera Company, 1946-51), and composer (Deirdre of the Sorrows), born in Gaaden, Austria (d. 1968)
1898 Highlights

About October 1, 1898

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 123 years, 2 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra