On This Day

What Happened on November 20, 1886

Historical Events

  • Sherlock Holmes's first story "A Study in Scarlet" is accepted by publisher Ward and Lock with payment of £25

Famous Birthdays

  • Karl von Frisch, Austrian ethologist and bee expert (Nobel 1973), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1982)
1886 Highlights

About November 20, 1886

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 134 years, 10 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio