On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1876

Historical Events

  • 1st public exhibition of electric light in San Francisco
  • Batholdi visits Bedloe Island, future home of his Statue of Liberty

Famous Birthdays

  • William Farnum, American actor (Spoilers, Man who Fights Alone), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1953)
1876 Highlights

About July 4, 1876

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 144 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Cancer