On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1873

Famous Birthdays

  • John Wesley Work Jr., 1st African-American collector of folk songs and spirituals, born in Nashville, Tennessee (or 1871) (d. 1925)
  • Mary Carr Moore, American composer, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1957)
1873 Highlights

About August 6, 1873

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 147 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo