On This Day

What Happened on March 20, 1885

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
1885 Highlights

About March 20, 1885

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 136 years, 6 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Pisces