On This Day

What Happened on January 19, 1885

Historical Events

  • Battle of Abu Klea, Sudan, between the British Desert Column and Mahdist forces: 76 British and 1,100 Mahdists killed

Famous Deaths

  • Fred Burnaby, English colonel/balloon pioneer, dies in battle
1885 Highlights

About January 19, 1885

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 135 years, 10 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn