What Happened on August 26, 1873

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Lee De Forest, American inventor (Audion vacuum (radio) tube), born in Council Bluffs, Iowa (d. 1961)

Famous Deaths

  • Carl Wilhelm, German composer, dies at 57
1873 Highlights

About August 26, 1873

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 149 years, 5 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo