On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 1872

Historical Events

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

Famous Deaths

Samuel Morse

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

1872 Highlights

About April 2, 1872

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 149 years, 8 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aries