On This Day

What Happened on September 28, 1839

Historical Events

  • British Association expedition to Antarctica ships Erebus and Terror set sail from England, to attempt to locate magnetic South Pole

Famous Birthdays

  • Frances Willard, American educator and founder (Woman's Christian Temperance Union), born in Churchville, New York (d. 1898)
1839 Highlights

About September 28, 1839

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 182 years, 10 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra