On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1872

Historical Events

  • Morgan State University founded

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Phileas Fogg sets out on his journey as depicted in Jules Verne's "Around the World in Eighty Days"

Novelist Jules Verne
Jules Verne

Famous Deaths

  • Eberhard Friedrich Walcker, German organ builder (Paulskirche Frankfurt A/M), dies at 78
1872 Highlights

About October 2, 1872

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 148 years, 9 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Libra