On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1899

Historical Events

  • 1st known use of the word "automobile", appears in an editorial in The New York Times

Famous Birthdays

  • Johan Hin, Dutch yachtsman (Olympic gold 12' dinghy 1920), born in Harlem, Netherlands (d. 1957)
1899 Highlights

About January 3, 1899

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 121 years, 6 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn