On This Day

What Happened on March 27, 1855

Historical Events


InventionHistoric Invention

Abraham Gesner patents kerosene

Physician and Geologist Abraham Gesner
Physician and Geologist
Abraham Gesner

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfred Ewing, Scottish Physicist (magnetic properties of metals, hysteresis), born in Dundee, Angus, Scotland (d. 1935)
1855 Highlights

About March 27, 1855

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 165 years, 8 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries