January 1884 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 4 Last sighting of an eastern cougar (Ontario)
  • Jan 4 The Fabian Society is founded in London.
  • Jan 8 Chrome tanning process for leather patented by Augustus Schultz
  • Jan 18 General Charles Gordon departs London for Khartoum
  • Jan 18 Dr. William Price attempts to cremate the body of his infant son, Iesu Grist (Welsh for Jesus Christ) Price, setting a legal precedent for cremation in the United Kingdom
  • Jan 26 1st Dutch Wagner version of Elizabeth aria

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 2 Jacques Chardonne, [Boutelleau], French writer (l'Epithalame)
  • Jan 3 Eli S Jones, American evangelist (Christ of Indian road)
  • Jan 18 Arthur Ransome, English author (Swallows & Amazons)
  • Jan 20 A[braham] Merritt, American sci-fi author (The Moon Pool, Burn Witch Bun ), born in Beverly, New Jersey (d. 1943)
  • Jan 21 Katie Sandwina, German legendary woman weight-lifter
  • Jan 21 Roger Nash Baldwin, founder (American Civil Liberties Union)
  • Jan 26 Edward Sapir, German linguist/antropologist (indians)
  • Jan 26 Roy Chapman Andrews, American scientist/explorer
  • Jan 28 Auguste Piccard, Swiss scientist/explorer (balloonist), twin brother of Jean Felix Piccard
  • Jan 28 Jean Felix Piccard, Swiss scientist/explorer (balloonist) twin brother of Auguste Piccard
  • Jan 28 Lucien H d'Azambuja, French astronomer (chromosome of sun)
  • Jan 31 Theodor Heuss, 1st President of Germany (Bundespr√§sident) (d. 1963)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 19 Painter Thomas Eakins (39) weds painter and photographer Susan Macdowell (32) in a Quaker ceremony

Painter Thomas Eakins
Painter
Thomas Eakins

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 24 Abolitionist Frederick Douglass marries his second wife suffragist Helen Pitts

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Abolitionist
Frederick Douglass

Deaths in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 6 Gregor Mendel, Austrian monk and geneticist (discoverer of laws of heredity), dies at 61

Monk/Geneticist Gregor Mendel
Monk/Geneticist
Gregor Mendel
  • Jan 6 Paul Taglioni, "the Great," Ital/Austrian choreographer, dies at 75
  • Jan 17 Hermann Schlegel, German ornithologist (b. 1804)