On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1873

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Leo Slezak, Austrian tenor and actor (Othello, Zirkus Saran, Husaren heraus), born in Mährisch-Schönberg, Austria-Hungary (d. 1946)
  • Otto Harbach, American songwriter (Smoke Gets in Your Eyes), born in NYC, New York (d. 1963)
1873 Highlights

About August 18, 1873

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 148 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo