What Happened in Jan 1884

  • Sophie Tucker Is Born

    Sophie Tucker was born Sonya Kalish to a Russian-Jewish family on January 13. The year was either 1884 or 1886. Family legend has it that baby... Read more

  • Frederick Douglass Marries Helen Pitts

    Douglass marries Helen Pitts, a white woman who had been his secretary when he was recorder of deeds. The interracial marriage causes controversy... Read more