On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1884

Historical Events

  • 1st volume of the Oxford English Dictionary, A-Ant, published

Famous Birthdays

  • Bradbury Robinson Jr., American football pioneer (threw first legal forward pass in the history of American football 1906), born in Bellevue, Ohio (d. 1949)
  • Rosey Rowswell, American MLB broadcaster (Pittsburgh Prates 1936-54), born in Alton, Illinois (d. 1955)
  • Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russian novelist/playwright (We)
1884 Highlights

About February 1, 1884

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 136 years, 6 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius