On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 1876

Famous Birthdays

  • J. Van Oudshoorn [Jan Koos Feylbrief], Dutch writer (Maze of Senses), born in the Hague, Netherlands
  • Walter Sydney Adams, American astronomer, born in Antioch, Turkey

Famous Deaths

  • Hannah Omish, at 12 is youngest ever hanged in US
1876 Highlights

About December 20, 1876

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 143 years, 10 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius