On This Day

What Happened on December 7, 1872

Historical Events

  • HMS Challenger sets sail on 3½ year world oceanographic cruise

Famous Birthdays

  • Johan Huizinga, Dutch culture historian (Homo Ludens), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1945)
1872 Highlights

About December 7, 1872

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 147 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius