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What Happened on August 14, 1885

Historical Events

  • British Criminal Law Amendment Act raises age of consent from 13 to 16, protects against child prostitution
  • Japan's first patent is issued to the inventor of a rust-proof paint.
1885 Highlights

About August 14, 1885

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 136 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo