On This Day

What Happened on January 19, 1848

Famous Birthdays

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

Person of interestMatthew Webb

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

Long Distance Swimmer Matthew Webb
Long Distance Swimmer
Matthew Webb

1848 Highlights

About January 19, 1848

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 172 years, 11 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Capricorn