On This Day

What Happened on July 20, 1872

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander "Alick" Maclean, British composer and conductor (Scarborough Spa Orchestra, 1912-35), born in Windsor, Berkshire, England (d. 1936) [1]
  • Déodat de Séverac, French composer (Cerdaña), born in Saint-Félix-de-Caraman, France (d. 1921)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Inventor Karl Benz (27) weds Bertha Ringer

Automobile Engineer and Inventor Karl Benz
Automobile Engineer and Inventor
Karl Benz

1872 Highlights

About July 20, 1872

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 148 years, 4 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Cancer