On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1873

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

First free kindergarten in the U.S. started by Susan Blow in Carondelet, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri

Educator and Kindergarten Director Susan Blow
Educator and Kindergarten Director
Susan Blow

Famous Birthdays

  • Lee De Forest, Council Bluffs, inventor (Audion vacuum (radio) tube)

Famous Deaths

  • Carl Wilhelm, composer, dies at 57
1873 Highlights

About August 26, 1873

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 146 years, 11 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo