On This Day

What Happened on August 28, 1884

Historical Events

1st Photograph of a Tornado

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

  • 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

Peter 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)

1884 Highlights

About August 28, 1884

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 137 years and 3 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo