On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 1900

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Boers attack at Ladysmith, about 1,000 killed or injured
  • Maurice Ravel's "Albaradode Gracioso" premieres in Paris

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)