On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 1885

Historical Events

  • 1st mass production of shoes (Jan Matzeliger in Lynn, Massachusetts)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck takes possession of Cameroon and Togoland

German Statesman Otto von Bismarck
German Statesman
Otto von Bismarck

Famous Deaths

  • Peter W. Barlow, English engineer (b. 1809)
1885 Highlights

About May 19, 1885

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 136 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus