On This Day

What Happened on December 22, 1885

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pope Leo XIII proclaims extraordinary jubilee

256th Pope Leo XIII
256th Pope
Leo XIII

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? 134 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn