- American Old West: Near Frisco, New Mexico, deputy sheriff Elfego Baca holds off a gang of 80 Texan cowboys who want to kill him for arresting Charles McCarthy.
Event of Interest
Society of Independent Artists hold 1st exhibition in Polychrome Pavilion, Paris, includes Georges Seurat's "Bathers at Asnières"
- Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, German painter (d. 1976)
- Torben Myer, Danish actor (Girl Who Came Back, Judgment at Nuremberg, Sullivan's Travels), born in Århus, Denmark (d. 1975)
- William Swainson (lawyer), second, and last, Attorney-General (New Zealand) of the Crown Colony of New Zealand (b. 1809)
About December 1, 1884
Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 138 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes
Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius