1884 in History – What happened in year 1884

✅ Published on April 5th, 2009 in 19th Century in History

In history, year 1884 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1884.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1884 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
04 januaryThe Fabian Society, an intellectual movement whose purpose isto advance the socialist caused by gradualist and reformist methods rather than revolutionary means, was founded in London.
18 januaryWelsh physician William Price was arrested for attempting to cremate his deceased infant son; he was acquitted in the subsequent trial, which led to the legalisation of cremation in the United Kingdom.
01 februaryThe first fascicle of the Oxford English Dictionary, a 352-page volume that covered words from A to Ant, was published.
19 februaryMore than sixty tornadoes struck across the Southern United States, believed to be among the largest and most widespread tornado outbreaks in American history.
13 marchMahdist War-Forces loyal to self-proclaimed Mahdi MuhammadAhmad began a 319-day siege of a combined Anglo-Egyptian force defendingKhartoum, Sudan.
20 aprilPope Leo XIII published the encyclical Humanum genus, denouncing Freemasonry as well as a number of beliefs and practices purportedly associated with it such as popular sovereignty and the separation of church and state.
22 octoberThe Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London, was adopted asUniversal Time meridian of longitude.
10 decemberAdventures of Huckle berry Finn by American author Mark Twainwas first published in the United Kingdom and Canada.
21 JulyThe first cricket Test match was played at the Lord's ground in England.
20 September\ 'Ichle Rights Party \' formed in San Francisco.
13 OctoberToday, it was decided that Greenwich Mean Time would be the world's standard time. Greenwich is part of South East London.
14 OctoberLala Hardayal, the founder of \ 'Gadar Party \' in America, was born in Delhi.
15 NovemberThe conference began in Berlin, the capital of Germany, to distribute colonies to European countries in the continent of Africa.
25 NovemberJohn B. of St. Louis Mayenberg patented Evaporated Milk Evaporated Milk.
03 DecemberThe first President of India, Rajendra Prasad was born in Jiradei, Bihar.
13 DecemberPercy Everitt patented the weighing machine by inserting the coin.
29 DecemberVyomesh Chandra Banerjee, the first president of the Indian National Congress, was born in Kidderpore, Calcutta (now Kolkata).
08 JanuaryKeshav Chandra Sen, the nationalist leader of Bengal and the speaker of Brahmas Samaj, died in Calcutta (now Kolkata).
01 FebruaryThe first volume of the Oxford Dictionary was published.
04 JanuaryThe Fabian Society was established in London.
05 FebruaryDerby County Football Club was established in England.
12 MarchThe first female American state college was established in Mississippi.
22 AprilThomas Stevens embarked on the first bike trip around the world.
17 MayAlaska was merged into an American territory.
28 JuneThe Norwegian Association for the Rights of Women was established.
21 JulyThe first Test cricket match was played at Lord's ground.
05 AugustThe foundation stone for the Statue of Liberty was laid on the island of Bedelay in New York Harbor.
04 SeptemberThe UK ended the ICT policy of punitive transport to New South Wales in Australia.
06 OctoberThe United States Naval War College was established in Newport Rhode Island.
02 NovemberTimisoara became the first city in Europe with streets illuminated by electric lights.


Famous birthdays in the year 1884:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 January José Quirante / Footballer / Spain
02 DecemberYahya Kemal Beyatlı / Poet / Turkey
02 SeptemberFrank Laubach / Mystic / United States of America
03 DecemberWalther Stampfli / Politician / Switzerland
04 January Guy Pène du Bois / Painter / United States of America
04 MayChief Bender / Baseball Player / United States of America
04 AugustBéla Balázs / Poet / Hungary
07 DecemberJohn Carpenter / Sprinter / United States of America
10 SeptemberHerbert Johanson / Architect / Estonia
10 NovemberZofia Nałkowska / Author / Poland
11 OctoberSig Ruman / Actor / United States of America
13 JuneLeon Chwistek / Philosopher / Poland
14 February Kostas Varnalis / Poet / Greece
14 JuneJohn McCormack / Actor / Ireland
16 AprilRonald Barnes / Politician / United Kingdom
21 AugustChandler Egan / Golfer / United States of America
21 OctoberClaire Waldoff / Singer / Germany
27 JuneGaston Bachelard / Poet / France
28 February Ants Piip / Politician / Estonia
29 JulyRalph Austin Bard / Politician / United States of America

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1884:

YearName / Profession / Country
03 DecemberRajendra Prasad / Politician / India
03 DecemberDr. Rajendra Prasad / Lawyer / India
03 DecemberRajendra Prasad / Politician / India
14 OctoberLala Hardayal / Freedom Fighter / India
03 OctoberRajendra Prasad / Teacher / India
04 OctoberRamchandra Shukla / Author / India
11 SeptemberSudhamoy Pramanick / Politician / India
04 OctoberAcharya Ramchandra Shukla / Writer / India
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