Historical Events on January 2nd, 1879

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1st Test match hat-trick, Fred Spofforth at the MCG

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Fred Spofforth
  • British battleship Thunder explodes in Gulf of Ismid, 9 die
  • Dr Benjamin E Mays, named president of Atlanta Board of Education
  • Northwestern League (minor baseball league) organized, Rockford, Ill