On This Day

What Happened on December 6, 1876

Historical Events

  • 1st crematorium in US begins operation, Washington, Pennsylvania

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

US Electoral College casts their votes in the disputed election between Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel J. Tilden; two sets of conflicting results are returned to Congress the next day

19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes
19th US President
Rutherford B. Hayes

Famous Birthdays

  • Fred Duesenberg, German-American automobile pioneer, born in Lippe, Germany (d. 1932)
1876 Highlights

About December 6, 1876

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 144 years, 10 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius