May 19, 1885 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • 1st mass production of shoes (Jan Matzeliger in Lynn, Massachusetts)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

German chancellor Bismarck takes possession of Cameroon and Togoland

German Statesman Otto von Bismarck
German Statesman
Otto von Bismarck

Deaths in History

  • Peter W. Barlow, English engineer (b. 1809)