On This Day

What Happened on April 29, 1885

Famous Birthdays

  • Egon Kisch, Austrian-Czech writer and journalist (Rasende Reporter), born in Prague (d. 1948)
  • Wallingford Riegger, American cellist, composer (New Dance; Cooper Square), and educator, born in Albany, Georgia (d. 1961)

Famous Weddings

Edith Wharton

Novelist Edith Wharton (23) weds Edward Robbins Wharton (35)

1885 Highlights

About April 29, 1885

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 136 years, 7 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus