On This Day

What Happened on January 19, 1885

Historical Events

  • Battle of Abu Kru (Battle of Gubat), Sudan: British Desert Column defeat Mahdist forces: 121 British and untold 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? 136 years, 10 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn