On This Day

What Happened on February 3, 1876

Historical Events

  • Albert Spalding invests $800 to start sporting goods company, manufacturing first official baseball, tennis ball, basketball, golf ball and football

Famous Birthdays

  • William Tedmarsh, British silent movie actor (Two Beds and No Sleep), born in London, England (d. 1937)

Famous Deaths

  • Gino Capponi, Italian marquis, literary and Premier of Toscane, dies at 83
1876 Highlights

About February 3, 1876

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 145 years, 5 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aquarius