What Happened on November 4, 1879

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Elkins patents refrigerating apparatus
  • James Ritty patents first cash register, to combat stealing by bartenders in his Dayton, Ohio saloon

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Will Rogers, American humorist and actor (Judge Priest), born in Oologah, Oklahoma (d. 1935)

Humorist Will Rogers
Will Rogers