On This Day

Historical Events in January 1884

  • Jan 4 Last sighting of an eastern cougar (Ontario)
  • Jan 4 The Fabian Society is founded in London.
  • Jan 8 Chrome tanning process for leather patented by Augustus Schultz
  • Jan 18 General Charles Gordon departs London for Khartoum
  • Jan 18 Dr. William Price attempts to cremate the body of his infant son, Iesu Grist (Welsh for Jesus Christ) Price, setting a legal precedent for cremation in the United Kingdom

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jan 19 Jules Massenet's opera "Manon" premieres in Paris

Composer Jules Massenet
Jules Massenet
  • Jan 26 1st Dutch Wagner version of Elizabeth aria