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, US, evangelist (Christ of Indian road)
  • Jan 18 Arthur Ransome, English author (Swallows & Amazons)
  • Jan 20 A[braham P] Merritt, US, sci-fi author (Moon Pool, Creep Shadow!)
  • Jan 21 Katie Sandwina, Germany, legendary woman weight-lifter
  • Jan 21 Roger Nash Baldwin, founder (American Civil Liberties Union)
  • Jan 26 Edward Sapir, Germany, linguist/antropologist (indians)
  • Jan 26 Roy Chapman Andrews, US, scientist/explorer
  • Jan 28 Auguste Piccard, Switzerland, scientist/explorer (balloonist), twin brother of Jean Felix Piccard
  • Jan 28 Jean Felix Piccard, Switzerland, scientist/explorer (balloonist) twin brother of Auguste Piccard
  • Jan 28 Lucien H d'Azambuja, France, 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
Thomas Eakins

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 24 Abolutionist Frederick Douglass marries 2nd wife suffragist Helen Pitts

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass

Deaths in History

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 6 Gregor Mendel, Austrian Augustine monk/heredity pioneer, dies at 61

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