On This Day

What Happened on July 18, 1872

Historical Events

  • The Ballot Act introduces the secret ballot in elections in Britain; previously votes made openly

Famous Birthdays

  • Julius Fučík, Czech composer, born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1916)

Famous Deaths

  • Benito Juarez, Cuban justice/general (battle of Acapulco), dies at 66
1872 Highlights

About July 18, 1872

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 148 years and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Cancer