On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1885

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Five German warships anchor off Zanzibar

Famous Birthdays

  • Gordon Harker, British actor (Facts of Love, Champagne, Inspector Hornleigh), born in London, England (d. 1967)

Famous Deaths

  • Anthony Modderman, Dutch politician (Minister of Justice, 1879-83), dies at 46