On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1873

Famous Birthdays

  • Clara Butt, British contralto (Country of Hope & Glory; Elgar's "Sea Pictures"), born in Southwick Sussex, England (d. 1936)
  • John Barry, Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1901)
  • Joseph Allard, Canadian fiddler (d. 1947)

Famous Deaths

  • Matthew Maury, American oceanographer, dies at 67
1873 Highlights

About February 1, 1873

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 148 years, 10 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius