What Happened on August 23, 1884

Day of the Week: Saturday

Famous Birthdays

  • Ogden L. Mills, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1927-1932), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1937)
  • Will Cuppy, American humorist (The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody), born in Auburn, Indiana (d. 1949)

Famous Deaths

  • LeRoy Pope Walker, American lawyer and 1st Confederate States Secretary of War (1861), dies at 67