On This Day

What Happened on March 13, 1884

Historical Events

  • Siege of Khartoum, Sudan begins by Mahdist forces, lasts 10 months
  • US adopts Standard Time

Famous Birthdays

  • Emanuel Stickelberger, Swiss writer (Bluthochzeit), born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1962)
  • Hugh S. Walpole, British novelist and playwright (Jeremy, Maradick at 40), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 1941)
  • Oskar Loerke, German writer (Longest Day-1926), born in Świecie, Poland (d. 1941)

Famous Deaths

  • Leland Stanford, Jr., son of American railroad magnate, Stanford University named for him (b. 1868)
1884 Highlights

About March 13, 1884

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 136 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Pisces