On This Day

What Happened on November 29, 1872

Historical Events

  • Indian Wars: The Modoc War begins with the Battle of Lost River.

Famous Birthdays

  • Anna Bahr-von Mildenburg, Austrian soprano/director

Famous Deaths

  • Cornelius Kreighoff, Canadian, dies
  • Giovanni Tadolini, composer, dies at 83
  • Horace Greeley, American founder and editor of the New-York Tribune ("Go west, young man"), dies at 61
1872 Highlights

About November 29, 1872

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 147 years, 11 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius