What Happened on March 20, 1885

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • John Matzeliger of Suriname patents shoe lacing machine
  • Yiddish theater opens in NY with Golldfaden operetta

Famous Birthdays

  • Eugen Herrigel, Germany, philosopher/early pioneer of Zen in Europe
  • Hendrik A de Fish, [Henri Pauwels], Flemish philological/sociologist