What Happened on January 26, 1884

Historical Events

  • 1st Dutch Wagner version of Elizabeth aria

Famous Birthdays

  • Edward Sapir, American linguist and anthropologist (North American Indian languages), born in Lauenburg, Germany (d. 1939)
  • Roy Chapman Andrews, American scientist and explorer (found 1st known dinosaur eggs, director of the American Museum of Natural History), born in Beloit, Wisconsin (d. 1960)
  • Walter "Doc" Meanwell, English Basketball Hall of Fame coach (University of Wisconsin 1911–1917, 1920–1934), born in Leeds, England (d. 1953)
Born in 1884

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? 139 years, 4 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius