On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1839

Famous Birthdays

  • James Mason Crafts, American chemist (Friedel-Crafts alkylation synthesis), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1917)
  • Josephine Cochrane, American inventor (automatic dishwasher), born in Ashtabula County, Ohio (d. 1913)
1839 Highlights

About March 8, 1839

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 181 years, 8 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces