On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1839

Historical Events


InventionHistoric Invention

Details of Louis Daguerre's 1st practical photographic process are released in Paris

Photographer and Inventor Louis-Jacques Daguerre
Photographer and Inventor
Louis-Jacques Daguerre

Famous Birthdays

  • Oskar Brefeld, German botanist and founder of modern mycology, born in Telgte, Germany (d. 1925)
1839 Highlights

About August 19, 1839

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 180 years, 11 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo