January 1898 in history

January 1898 events chronologically

Jan 1 New York, New York annexes land from surrounding counties, creating the City of Greater New York. The four initial boroughs, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and The Bronx, are joined on January 25 by Staten Island to create the modern city of five boroughs
Jan 12 Itō Hirobumi begins his third term as Prime Minister of Japan
Jan 13 Émile Zola's J'accuse exposes the Dreyfus affair

Top 7 most famous people born in January 1898

Jan 1 Viktor Ullmann a Silesia-born Austrian composer, conductor and pianist of Jewish origin.
Jan 9 Gracie Fields an English actress, singer and comedienne and star of both cinema and music hall. She spent the later part of her life on the isle of Capri, Italy. Fields was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for "services to entertainment" in 1938, and in 1979, seven months before her death, she was invested a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II
Jan 14 Carlos P. Romulo a Filipino diplomat, statesman, soldier, journalist and author. He was a reporter at 16, a newspaper editor by the age of 20, and a publisher at 32. He was a co-founder of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines, a general in the US Army and the Philippine Army, university president, President of the UN General Assembly, was eventually named one of the Philippines' National Artists in Literature, and was the recipient of many other honors and honorary degrees
Jan 21 Ahmad Shah Qajar Shah of Persia from 16 July 1909, to 31 October 1925, and the last ruling member of the Qajar dynasty.
Jan 23 Sergei Eisenstein a Soviet Russian film director and film theorist, a pioneer in the theory and practice of montage. He is noted in particular for his silent films Strike , Battleship Potemkin and October , as well as the historical epics Alexander Nevsky and Ivan the Terrible
Jan 23 Randolph Scott an American film actor whose career spanned from 1928 to 1962. As a leading man for all but the first three years of his cinematic career, Scott appeared in a variety of genres, including social dramas, crime dramas, comedies, musicals , adventure tales, war films, and a few horror and fantasy films. However, his most enduring image is that of the tall-in-the-saddle Western hero. Out of his more than 100 film appearances over 60 were in Westerns; thus, "of all the major stars whose name was associated with the Western, Scott most closely identified with it."
Jan 24 Karl Hermann Frank a prominent Sudeten German Nazi official in Czechoslovakia prior to and during World War II and an SS-Obergruppenführer. He was executed by hanging after World War II for his role in organizing the massacres of the people of the Czech villages of Lidice and Ležáky

Top 7 most famous people died in January 1898

Jan 3 Lawrence Sullivan Ross the 19th Governor of Texas , a Confederate States Army general during the American Civil War, and a president of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, now called Texas A&M University.
Jan 11 Erwin Rohde one of the great German classical scholars of the 19th century.
Jan 12 Jean Jules Linden a Belgian botanist and explorer, horticulturist and businessman, specialising in orchids, on which subject he wrote a number of books.
Jan 14 Lewis Carroll an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, which includes the poem Jabberwocky, and the poem The Hunting of the Snark, all examples of the genre of literary nonsense. He is noted for his facility at word play, logic, and fantasy. There are societies in many parts of the world dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of his works and the investigation of his life
Jan 16 Charles Pelham Villiers a British lawyer and politician from the Villiers family who sat in the House of Commons from 1835 to 1898, making him the longest-serving Member of Parliament.
Jan 16 Antoine François Marmontel a French pianist, teacher and musicographer.
Jan 18 Henry Liddell still used by students of Greek. Lewis Carroll wrote Alice's Adventures in Wonderland for Henry Liddell's daughter Alice