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, dies at 69
1901 Highlights

About January 1, 1901

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 119 years, 10 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn