What Happened on January 16, 1900

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • The United States Senate accepts the Anglo-German treaty of 1899 in which the United Kingdom renounces its claims to the Samoan islands
  • The US gains control over Tutuila in Samoa and several smaller Pacific islands

Famous Birthdays

  • Edith Frank, mother of Holocaust diarist Anne Frank, born in Aachen, Germany (d. 1945)