What Happened on December 22, 1885

Historical Events

Event of Interest

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

Event of Interest

Pope Leo XIII proclaims extraordinary jubilee

Famous Birthdays

  • (Joseph) Deems Taylor, American music critic (New York World), composer (Through The Looking Glass; Peter Ibbetson), and promoter of classical music (Fantasia), born in NYC, New York (d. 1966)
Born in 1885

About December 22, 1885

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 137 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn