1884 in History – What happened in year 1884

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.

Know what happened in 1884:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
04 January The Fabian Society, an intellectual movement whose purpose is to advance the socialist cause by gradualist and reformist methods rather than revolutionary means, was founded in London.
18 January Welsh 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.
10 DecemberAdventures of Huckleberry Finn by American author Mark Twainwas first published in the United Kingdom and Canada.
13 March Mahdist War-Forces loyal to self-proclaimed Mahdi MuhammadAhmad began a 319-day siege of a combined Anglo-Egyptian force defendingKhartoum, Sudan.
04 January The Fabian Society, an intellectual movement whose purpose isto advance the socialist cause by gradualist and reformist methodsrather than revolutionary means, was founded in London.
18 January Welsh physician William Price was arrested for attempting tocremate his deceased infant son; he was acquitted in the subsequent trial, which led to the legalisation of cremation in the United Kingdom.
19 February More than sixty tornadoes struck across the Southern UnitedStates, believed to be among the largest and most widespread tornadooutbreaks in American history.
10 DecemberAdventures of Huckle berry Finn by American author Mark Twainwas first published in the United Kingdom and Canada.
22 OctoberThe Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London, was adopted asUniversal Time meridian of longitude.
01 FebruaryThe first fascicle of the Oxford English Dictionary, a 352-pagevolume that covered words from A to Ant, was published.
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.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1884:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 SeptemberHilda Rix Nicholas / Artist / Australia
01 January Chikuhei Nakajima / Engineer / Japan
01 SeptemberSigurd Wallén / Actor / Sweden
05 NovemberJames Elroy Flecker / Poet / United Kingdom
05 JuneIvy Compton-Burnett / Author / United Kingdom
07 JulyLion Feuchtwanger / Author / Germany
08 MayHarry S. Truman / Politician / United States of America
12 January Texas Guinan / Entertainer / United States of America
12 February Alice Roosevelt Longworth / Author / United States of America
13 SeptemberPetros Voulgaris / Politician / Greece
14 DecemberJane Cowl / Actress / United States of America
17 SeptemberCharles Griffes / Composer / United States of America
20 March John Jensen / Public Servant / Australia
20 JuneMary R. Calvert / Author / United States of America
22 JuneJames Rector / Lawyer / United States of America
24 OctoberEmil Fjellström / Actor / Sweden
25 JuneDaniel-Henry Kahnweiler / Historian / Germany
26 OctoberWilliam Hogenson / Sprinter / United States of America
27 MayMax Brod / Author / Czech Republic
31 DecemberBobby Byrne / Baseball Player / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1884:

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

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