On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1884

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
1884 Highlights

About August 23, 1884

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 137 years, 1 month and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo