On This Day

What Happened on February 23, 1895

Historical Events


Sports record brokenWorld Record

Jaap Eden skates world record 10km (17:56)

Cyclist and Speed Skater Jaap Eden
Cyclist and Speed Skater
Jaap Eden
  • William Heard, AME minister & educator, named American minister to Liberia

Famous Birthdays

  • Richard Goolden, British actor (Two Days to Live, School for Husbands), born in London, England (d. 1981)
1895 Highlights

About February 23, 1895

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 125 years, 9 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Pisces