What Happened on January 26, 1885

Historical Events

  • Muhammad Ahmed ("Mahdi") rebels conquer Khartoum

Famous Deaths

  • Charles George Gordon, British general (put down Taiping rebellion in China) and administrator (Governor-General of Sudan), killed during the fall of Khartoum at 51
  • Edward Davy, English inventor (b. 1806)
1885 Highlights

About January 26, 1885

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 138 years, 4 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius