On This Day

What Happened on December 21, 1872

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Phileas Fogg completes his round the world trip in 80 days, in Jules Verne's "Around the World in Eighty Days"

Novelist Jules Verne
Jules Verne

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert Payson Terhune, American novelist (Lad, a Dog), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1942)
  • Sidney Ainsworth, British silent film actor (Not in the News, The Rajah's Tunic), born in Manchester, England (d. 1922)

Famous Deaths

  • Ambrose R. Wright, American Civil War General, dies at 46
1872 Highlights

About December 21, 1872

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 147 years, 11 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius