On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1885

Historical Events

  • Dr William Grant of Iowa, performs 1st appendectomy in America on Mary Gartside, aged 22

Famous Deaths

  • Iosif Kotek, Russian composer and violinist, dies at 29
1885 Highlights

About January 4, 1885

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 136 years and 11 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn