On This Day

Historical Events in January 1895

  • Jan 1 Norway adopts Mid-European time

Historic Event

Jan 1 Aguinaldo became a Freemason, joining Pilar Lodge No. 203, Imus, Cavite

  • Jan 5 Henry James' play "Guy Domville" opens in London

Sports History

Jan 5 Victor Trumper makes first-class debut for NSW 17 yrs 64 days

Historic Event

Jan 5 French Captain Alfred Dreyfus, convicted of treason, publicly stripped of his rank; later exonerated

  • Jan 12 The National Trust is founded in Britain.

Historic Event

Jan 13 Oscar Wilde's "Ideal Husband" premieres in London

  • Jan 15 Australian cricket spin bowler Albert Trott takes 8-43 on debut to end England's 2nd innings at 143 in 3rd Test in Adelaide; Australia wins by 382 in 4 days
  • Jan 15 French fleet reaches Majunga, Madagascar
  • Jan 17 French president Casimir-Perier resigns; Félix Faure installed.
  • Jan 22 National Association of Manufacturers organized in Cincinnati
  • Jan 25 New Haven Symphony Orchestra of Connecticut performs its first concert
  • Jan 26 Alexander Gretchaninov's 1st Symphony premieres in Saint Petersburg, Russia, with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov conducting

Music History

Jan 27 Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov's revival of Pyotr Tchaikovsky's ballet "Swan Lake" premieres in St. Petersburg

  • Jan 29 King Koko's Kopermannen assault on Akassa Niger, 100's killed
  • Jan 30 C J Eady (Tas) 1st Australian to score twin centuries (v Vic)
  • Jan 30 SS Elbe sinks after collision in North Sea, 332 killed
  • Jan 30 Tasmania beat Victoria for 1st F-C victory in 41 years
  • Jan 31 Jose Martí & others leave NYC for invasion of Spanish Cuba