On This Day

What Happened on December 15, 1885

Famous Deaths

  • Ferdinand II, German prince of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha-Koh├íry and King of Portugal (1837-53), dies at 69
  • Robert Toombs, American lawyer and 1st Confederate States Secretary of State, dies at 75
1885 Highlights

About December 15, 1885

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 134 years, 6 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius