January 18, 1884 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • 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.
  • General Charles Gordon departs London for Khartoum

Birthdays in History

  • Arthur Ransome, English author (Swallows & Amazons)