On This Day

What Happened on September 11, 1885

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ambrose Bierce finishes as editor of The Wasp magazine

Writer & Satirist Ambrose Bierce
Writer & Satirist
Ambrose Bierce
  • Moses Hopkins, named minister to Liberia

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestD. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence, English poet and writer (Lady Chatterley's Lover), born in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire (d. 1930)

  • Herbert Stothart, American composer, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1949)
1885 Highlights

About September 11, 1885

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 135 years, 2 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo