On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 1900

Historical Events

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

Music History

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? 121 years, 9 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn