Historical Events In January - 01
Tuesday, 10 December 2019
1896 Wilhelm Röntgen announces his discovery of x-rays on this day in history.
1897 On January - 01 brooklyn merges with New York to form present City of New York
1898 Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island are consolidated into New York City on this day in history.
1898 On January - 01 lightship replaces whistling buoy at mouth of San Francisco Bay
1899 Cuba liberated from Spain by US on January - 01.
1900 British protectorates of Northern & Southern Nigeria established on this day in history.
1900 On this day in history compulsory education in Netherlands goes into effect
1901 Australia becomes a Commonwealth under British rule on this day in history.
1901 On January - 01 australia declares independence from federation of UK colonies
1901 On January - 01 ignatius Donnelly, US attorney/lt-governor (Minnesota), dies at 69
1902 On January - 01 nathan Stubblefield makes first public demonstration of radio, Pennsylvania
1902 On January - 01 the first Rose Bowl game (Pasadena CA) (University of Michigan-49, Stanford-0)
1904 Netherlands Indies colony begins opium production on January - 01.
1905 On January - 01 9 hour work day for diamond miners
1906 Dutch law makes driver's license mandatory on January - 01.
1906 Joseph Miroslav Weber, composer, dies at 51 on this day in history.
1907 On January - 01 president Theodore Roosevelt shakes a record 8,513 hands in 1 day
1907 On this day in history cyrill Kistler, composer, dies at 58
1908 The first time, a ball signifying new year dropped at Times Square on this day in history.
1910 Simpson-Hayward (England) takes 6-43 on debut with underarm lobs on this day in history.
1911 On this day in history belgian Mining law introduces 9˝-hour work day
1911 On January - 01 south Australia transfers Northern Territory to federal government
1912 Sun Yat-sen forms Chinese Republic on this day in history.
1913 On January - 01 post office begins parcel post deliveries
1914 Klaas ter Laan becomes Netherlands' first socialist mayor (Zaandam) on January - 01.
1914 On January - 01 northern & Southern Nigeria united in British colony of Nigeria
1914 On January - 01 the first part of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway is opened for service between North Vancouver and Horseshoe Bay, 12 miles.
1914 The first scheduled airline flight, St Petersburg-Tampa (Tony Jannus pilot) on January - 01.
1915 On this day in history dW Griffith shows "Clansman" at a sneak preview
1915 On this day in history jews of Laibach Austria expelled
1918 Last day of the Julian calendar in Finland on January - 01.
1919 On this day in history belorussian SSR established
1919 On this day in history william W Campbell, Canadian poet (Ian of the Orcades), dies at 60
1920 Paul Adam, French writer (L'enfant d'Austerlitz), dies at 57 on this day in history.