On This Day

What Happened on September 20, 1884

Historical Events

  • 6.2 mile Arlberg railroad tunnel completed in Austria
  • Equal Rights Party nominates female candidates for US President and Vice President

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestMaxwell Perkins

Maxwell Perkins, American editor and publisher, born in NYC, New York (d. 1947)

  • Piotr Rytel, Polish composer, born in Vilnius (d. 1970)

Famous Deaths

  • Leopold Fitzinger, Austrian zoologist, dies at 82
1884 Highlights

About September 20, 1884

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 137 years and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo