On This Day

What Happened on February 24, 1876

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Henrik Ibsen's "Peer Gynt" premieres in Oslo

Playwright Henrik Ibsen
Henrik Ibsen

Famous Birthdays

  • Jean Poveigh, composer
  • Victor Moore, Hammonton NJ, comedian (Ziegfeld Follies, 7 Year Itch)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan Pieter Heije, Dutch physician/writer/poet, dies at 67
  • Joseph Jenkins Roberts, first President of Liberia (b. 1809)
1876 Highlights

About February 24, 1876

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 144 years and 9 months
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Pisces