What Happened on January 17, 1885

Historical Events

  • Battle of Abu Klea (Battle of Abu Tulayh), Sudan: British Desert Column defeat Mahdist forces: 76 British and 1,100 Mahdists killed

Famous Birthdays

  • Emmy Hennings-Ball [Emma Cordsen], German poet and performer, born in Flensburg, German Empire (d. 1948)
  • Joseph Arendt, Belgian worker's union leader
1885 Highlights

About January 17, 1885

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 137 years, 8 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn