On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1884

Historical Events

  • 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 interestEvent of Interest

Society of Independent Artists hold 1st exhibition in Polychrome Pavilion, Paris, includes Georges Seurat's "Bathers at Asnières"

Post-Impressionist Painter Georges Seurat
Post-Impressionist Painter
Georges Seurat

Famous Birthdays

  • 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)

Famous Deaths

  • William Swainson (lawyer), second, and last, Attorney-General (New Zealand) of the Crown Colony of New Zealand (b. 1809)
1884 Highlights

About December 1, 1884

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 136 years, 10 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius