On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 1857

Historical Events

  • Patent for reducing zinc ore granted to Samuel Wetherill, Penn

Famous Birthdays

  • Hugh Mahon, Irish-born Australian politician, born in Killurin, Republic of Ireland (d. 1931)
  • William E. Russell, 37th Governor of Massachusetts, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1896)
1857 Highlights

About January 6, 1857

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 163 years, 10 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn