On This Day

What Happened on June 21, 1839

Famous Birthdays

  • Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Brazilian writer (Epitaph of a small winner), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1908)
  • John Decatur Barry, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 1867)
1839 Highlights

About June 21, 1839

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 181 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer