On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1872

Historical Events

  • Hydraulic electric elevator patented by Cyrus Baldwin
  • Luther Crowell patents a machine that manufactures paper bags
  • New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art opens
  • Silas Noble & JP Cooley patents toothpick manufacturing machine
1872 Highlights

About February 20, 1872

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 149 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Pisces