On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1885

Historical Events

  • King Leopold II of Belgium establishes the Congo as a personal colonial possession
  • News of the fall of Khartoum reaches London
1885 Highlights

About February 5, 1885

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 136 years, 10 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius