On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 1838

Article: Hindenburg Disaster Ends the Age of Zeppelins

Historical Events

  • Arabs attack Jewish community of Safed

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestFerdinand von Zeppelin

Ferdinand von Zeppelin, German general and inventor (rigid dirigibles) who founded the Zeppelin airship company, born in Konstanz, Grand Duchy of Baden, Germany (d. 1917)

Inventor of the Zeppelin Ferdinand von Zeppelin
Inventor of the Zeppelin
Ferdinand von Zeppelin

1838 Highlights

About July 8, 1838

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 182 years, 4 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer