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 February Yevgeny Zamyatin / Journalist / Russia
01 January José Quirante / Footballer / Spain
02 DecemberYahya Kemal Beyatlı / Poet / Turkey
06 AprilJ. G. Parry-Thomas / Engineer / United Kingdom
07 DecemberJohn Carpenter / Sprinter / United States of America
08 NovemberHermann Rorschach / Psychiatrist / Switzerland
10 AugustPanait Istrati / Journalist / Romania
10 OctoberNikolai Klyuev / Poet / Russia
11 AugustHermann Wlach / Actor / Austria
13 JuneÉtienne Gilson / Philosopher / France
13 March Hugh Walpole / Author / United Kingdom
14 February Nils Olaf Chrisander / Actor / Sweden
18 January Elena Arizmendi Mejia / Journalist / Mexico
24 Septemberİsmet İnönü / Politician / Turkey
24 OctoberEmil Fjellström / Actor / Sweden
24 SeptemberHugo Schmeisser / Engineer / Germany
24 JuneFrank Waller / Runner / United States of America
27 JuneGaston Bachelard / Poet / France
28 AugustPeter Fraser / Politician / New Zealand
28 March Angelos Sikelianos / Poet / Greece

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1884:

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

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