On This Day

What Happened on August 28, 1884

Historical Events


Famous Photo1st Photograph of a Tornado

First known photograph of a tornado is made near Howard, South Dakota

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One of the 1st known photographs of a tornado, taken in 1884 by F.N. Robinson
One of the 1st known photographs of a tornado, taken in 1884 by F.N. Robinson
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  • MLB pitcher Mickey Welsh makes record for most consecutive batters struck out to begin a game, striking out the 1st 9 men he faces

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPeter Fraser

Peter Fraser, British-born New Zealand statesman and 24th Prime Minister of New Zealand (1940-49), born in Hill of Fearn, Scotland (d. 1950)

New Zealand Prime Minister Peter Fraser
New Zealand Prime Minister
Peter Fraser

1884 Highlights

About August 28, 1884

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 136 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo