On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 1885

Historical Events

  • Muhammad Ahmed ("Mahdi") rebels conquer Khartoum

Famous Deaths

  • Charles George Gordon, British Governor-General of Sudan, executed at 51
  • Edward Davy, English inventor (b. 1806)
1885 Highlights

About January 26, 1885

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 136 years, 8 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius