On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 1868

Famous Birthdays

  • Jesse Burkett, American Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder (NL batting champion 1895-96, 1901; 240 hits in 1896 MLB record for 15 years), born in Wheeling, West Virginia (d. 1953)
  • Richard Nicolaas Roland Holst, Dutch artist and painter, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1938)
1868 Highlights

About December 4, 1868

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 152 years, 2 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius