On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1851

Historical Events

  • The pasilalinic-sympathetic compass(a contraption built to test the pseudo-scientific hypothesis that snails create a permanent telepathic link when they mate) is demonstrated but proves to be a fake.

Famous Birthdays

  • Ferdinand Foch, French Allied military commander and marshal of France during WW I, born in Tarbes, France (d. 1929)
1851 Highlights

About October 2, 1851

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 170 years and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra