What Happened on August 18, 1873

Historical Events

  • 1st ascent of Mount Whitney, California (14,494')

Famous Birthdays

  • Leo Slezak, Moravian dramatic tenor and actor (Othello; Zirkus Saran; Husaren heraus), born in Mährisch-Schönberg, Austria-Hungary (now Šumperk, Czech Republic) (d. 1946)
  • Otto Harbach [Hauerbach], American librettist, lyricist (Smoke Gets in Your Eyes), and mentor to Oscar Hammerstein II, born in NYC, New York (d. 1963)
Born in 1873
1873 Highlights

About August 18, 1873

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 150 years, 1 month and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo