On This Day

What Happened on December 22, 1885

Historical Events

Historic Event

Itō Hirobumi, a samurai, becomes the first Prime Minister of Japan

1st Prime Minister of Japan Itō Hirobumi
1st Prime Minister of Japan
Itō Hirobumi

Historic Event

Pope Leo XIII proclaims extraordinary jubilee

256th Pope Leo XIII
256th Pope

Famous Birthdays

  • Joseph Deems Taylor, American composer (Peter Ibbetson) and promoter of classical music, born in NYC, New York (d. 1966)
1885 Highlights

About December 22, 1885

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 135 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn