On This Day

What Happened on March 20, 1885

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Jan Ernst Matzeliger received patent number 274,207 for his lasting machine which creates wood or stone molds of customers' feet
  • Yiddish theater opens in NY with Goldfaden operetta

Famous Birthdays

  • Eugen Herrigel, German philosopher/early pioneer of Zen in Europe
  • Hendrik A de Fish, [Henri Pauwels], Flemish philological/sociologist