On This Day

What Happened on January 19, 1848

Famous Birthdays

  • John F. Stairs, Canadian businessman (d. 1904)

Matthew Webb

Matthew Webb, English long distance swimmer who was first to swim unassisted across the English Channel, born in Dawley, England (d. 1883)

1848 Highlights

About January 19, 1848

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 174 years and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Capricorn