On This Day

What Happened on January 18, 1884

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Dr. William Price attempts to cremate the body of his infant son, Iesu Grist (Welsh for Jesus Christ) Price, setting a legal precedent for cremation in the United Kingdom
  • General Charles Gordon departs London for Khartoum

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Ransome, English author (Swallows & Amazons)