Monday 1 January 1900, NewYear’s Day
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on January 1, 1900). The US president was William McKinley (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Chiune Sugihara and Paola Borboni.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 1 January 1900
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Which were the important events of 1 January 1900 ?
- Chiune Sugihara: Japanese soldier and diplomat (d. 1986).
- Paola Borboni: Italian film actress whose career spanned nine decades of cinema.
- Xavier Cugat: Spanish-American musician, a bandleader called the "Rumba King" who taught a generation to tango, mambo and cha-cha.
- Cissy Cunningham: Scottish centenarian born at the turn of the 20th century.
- William Haines: American actor, a leading man of silent films.
- Xavier Cugat [Francisco de As?s Javier Cugat Mingall de Brue y Deulofeo] in Tirona: Catalonia, Spain; bandleader ("Perfidia") (married Abbe Lane, Charo) (dies 1990).
- Alfred La Barbera: Italian barber, the first child born in Italy during this century.
- Chiune Sugimara: Japanese diplomat, called the Asian Schindler for the similarity of his service to humanity.
- Ester Hartman: American first child born in the 20th century in New York, the middle of six kids born to a Jewish tailor.
- Hubert van: Doorne Dutch auto manufacturer (DAF).
- Robert Cami: French designer and engraver of medals and postage stamps, who died on 12 January 1975 in Paris.
- Hawaii asks for a delegate at the U.S. Republican National Convention.
- The first electric bus becomes operational in New York City.
- U.S. Secretary of State John Hay announces the Open Door Policy to promote American trade with China.