On This Day

What Happened on June 2, 1857

Historical Events

  • James Gibbs of Virginia, patents the chain-stitch single-thread sewing machine

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestEdward Elgar

Edward Elgar, English composer (Coronation Ode, Pomp and Circumstance), born in Lower Broadheath, Worcestershire (d. 1934)

Composer Edward Elgar
Edward Elgar
  • Karl Adolph Gjellerup, poet (Poutnici Svetem, Nobel 1917), born in Roholte, Denmark (d. 1919)
1857 Highlights

About June 2, 1857

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 163 years, 5 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini