On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1884

Historical Events

  • Germany annexes Angra Pequena (Southwest-Africa)

Famous Birthdays

  • (Mary) "Billie" Burke, American radio, stage, silent and sound film actress (Zieigfield Follies; The Wizard of Oz; Merrily We Live), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1970)
1884 Highlights

About August 7, 1884

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 137 years, 2 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo