Historical Events in January 1881

  • Jan 1 Dr John H Watson is introduced to Sherlock Holmes

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Jan 1 Ambrose Bierce is appointed editor of the The Wasp magazine

Writer & Satirist Ambrose Bierce
Writer & Satirist
Ambrose Bierce
  • Jan 2 Camille Saint-SaĆ«ns' 3rd Concerto in B, premieres
  • Jan 4 Johannes Brahms' "Academic Festival Overture" premieres in Breslau

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Jan 25 Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company.

  • Jan 26 Union of Baptists Communities forms in Foxholl
  • Jan 28 Battle at Laing's Neck Natal: Boers beat superior powered British