On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 1872

Famous Birthdays

  • Jonkhr Frans Beelaerts van Blokland, Dutch foreign minister

Famous Deaths

  • Franz Grillparzer, Austrian playwright (Sappho/Libussa), dies at 81
1872 Highlights

About January 21, 1872

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 148 years, 6 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aquarius