On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 1836

Historical Events

  • Earliest American patent for a phosphorus friction match by Alonzo Dwight Phillips of Springfield, Massachusetts
1836 Highlights

About October 24, 1836

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 185 years, 2 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Scorpio