On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 1872

Historical Events

  • US engineer George Brayton patents an internal combustion engine (Brayton Cycle)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestSamuel Morse

Samuel Morse, American painter and inventor of the electric telegraph and Morse Code, dies at 80

Inventor Samuel Morse
Samuel Morse

1872 Highlights

About April 2, 1872

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 148 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aries