On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1885

Historical Events

  • "Good Housekeeping" magazine is 1st published
  • Congo Free State formed by King Leopold II of Belgium

Famous Birthdays

  • Hedda Hopper [Elda Furry], American gossip columnist, born in Pennsylvania (d. 1966)
1885 Highlights

About May 2, 1885

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 136 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus