On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 1900

Historical Events

  • Boers attack at Ladysmith, about 1,000 killed or injured

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Maurice Ravel's "Albaradode Gracioso" premieres in Paris

Composer and Pianist Maurice Ravel
Composer and Pianist
Maurice Ravel

Famous Birthdays

  • Pierre-Octave Ferroud, French composer (Sarabande, Jeunesse), born in Chasselay, Rhône, France (d. 1936)
  • Queen Maria of Yugoslavia [Maria of Romania], Queen consort of Yugoslavia (1922-34), born in Gotha, German Empire (d. 1961)
1900 Highlights

About January 6, 1900

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 120 years, 9 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn