On This Day

What Happened on October 29, 1873

Famous Birthdays

  • Guillermo Valencia, Colombian poet, translator and statesman, born in Popayán, Cauca, Colombia (d. 1943)

Famous Deaths

  • Ernest-Aimé Feydeau, French author (Fanny), dies at 52
  • John of Saxony, King of Saxony (1854-73), dies at 71
  • Leonardus Lightenvelt, Dutch politician, dies at 78
1873 Highlights

About October 29, 1873

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 148 years, 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Scorpio