On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 1884

Historical Events

  • 1st Dutch Wagner version of Elizabeth aria

Famous Birthdays

  • Edward Sapir, German linguist/antropologist (indians)
  • Roy Chapman Andrews, American scientist/explorer
  • Walter "Doc" Meanwell, English Basketball Hall of Fame coach (University of Wisconsin 1911–1917, 1920–1934), born in Leeds, England (d. 1953)

Famous Deaths

  • John Letcher, American lawyer and politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia, dies at 70
1884 Highlights

About January 26, 1884

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 137 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius