On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1901

Historical Events

  • The Commonwealth of Australia is formed when the British (Imperial) Parliament Act, the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900, comes into effect

Famous Birthdays

  • Century Milstead, American College Football Hall of Fame tackle (Yale; NFL C'ship 1927, NY Giants), born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania (d. 1963)
  • Christine Wttewaall van Stoetwegen, Dutch politician (CDD)

Famous Deaths

  • Ignatius Donnelly, American politician, writer, and amateur scientist. dies at 69
1901 Highlights

About January 1, 1901

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 120 years, 11 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn