On This Day

What Happened on October 3, 1872

Historical Events

  • Bloomingdale's department store in NY opens

Famous Birthdays

  • Fred Clarke, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder and manager (Louisville Colonels, Pittsburgh Pirates; .312 BA), born in Winterset, Iowa (d. 1960)
1872 Highlights

About October 3, 1872

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 148 years, 1 month and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Libra