On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 1884

Famous Birthdays

  • Harry Pace, American music label owner (Black Swan - 1st major label founded by a Black American), born in Covington, Georgia (d. 1943)

Famous Deaths

Gregor Mendel

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

  • Paul Taglioni, "the Great," Italian Austrian choreographer, dies at 75
1884 Highlights

About January 6, 1884

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 137 years, 10 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn