On This Day

What Happened on October 22, 1884

Historical Events

  • General Gordon receives letter of Mahdi
  • International Meridian Conference in Washington, D.C. adopts Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) worldwide, creating 24 international time zones with longitude zero at the Greenwich meridian
  • Sporting Life announces that both pennant winners will meet in 3 game series Oct 23-25 at Polo Grounds NYC to determine baseball champion
1884 Highlights

About October 22, 1884

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 136 years, 10 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra