On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1885

Famous Birthdays

  • Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz, president of Poland (1939-40)
  • Zhou Zuoren, Chinese writer (d. 1967)

Famous Deaths

  • Edmond François Valentin About, French writer (Le Roi des montagnes), dies at 56
1885 Highlights

About January 16, 1885

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 136 years, 6 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn