On This Day

What Happened on December 18, 1856

Famous Birthdays

  • Graciano L√≥pez Jaena, Filipino journalist (La Solidaridad), orator, social reformist, and national hero, born in Jaro, Captaincy General of the Philippines, Spanish Empire (d. 1896)

J. J. Thomson

J. J. Thomson, English physicist who discovered the electron (Nobel 1906), born in Manchester, England (d. 1940)


1856 Highlights

About December 18, 1856

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 165 years, 1 month and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius