On This Day

What Happened on October 19, 1873

Famous Birthdays

  • Bart King, American cricket pioneer (North America's greatest all-rounder; helped develop art of swing bowling), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1965)

Jaap Eden

Jaap Eden, Dutch athlete (World Cycling C'ship gold 10k 1894, sprint 1895; World Speed Skating C'ship gold allround 1893, 95, 96), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1925)


1873 Highlights

About October 19, 1873

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 148 years, 1 month and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra