Historical Events in January 1898

  • Jan 1 Brooklyn merges with NY to form present City of NY
  • Jan 1 Gabriele D'Annunzio's "Sogno d'un mattino di primavera," premieres in Rome
  • Jan 1 Lightship replaces whistling buoy at mouth of San Francisco Bay
  • Jan 4 1st installment of William Dean Howell's "Life & Letters" appears
  • Jan 6 1st telephone message from a submerged submarine, by Simon Lake

Historic Event

Jan 12 Itō Hirobumi begins his third term as Prime Minister of Japan

Historic Publication

Jan 13 Emile Zola publishes his open letter "J'accuse" accusing the French government of framing Alfred Dreyfus for sabotage

  • Jan 14 Australian cricketer Joe Darling hits the 1st six in Tests (out of the ground)
  • Jan 19 Brown defeats Harvard 6-0 in 1st intercollegiate hockey game