On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1895

Historical Events

  • Congress authorizes a US mint at Denver, Colorodo

Famous Birthdays

  • Freida Geiken, autobiographer (National Historic Taping)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestFrederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass, African-American abolitionist, lecturer and editor who was also an escaped slave, dies of a heart attack at 77

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Abolitionist
Frederick Douglass

1895 Highlights

About February 20, 1895

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 9 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Pisces