On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 1884

Famous Deaths

Person of interestGregor Mendel

Gregor Mendel, Austrian monk and geneticist (discoverer of laws of heredity), dies at 61

Monk/Geneticist Gregor Mendel
Gregor Mendel
  • Paul Taglioni, "the Great," Ital/Austrian choreographer, dies at 75
1884 Highlights

About January 6, 1884

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 136 years, 10 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn