On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 1877

Article: Flash! Bang! It's the Human Cannonball!

Historical Events

  • 1st Easter egg roll held on White House lawn
  • 1st human cannonball act performed by 14-year-old Rossa Matilda Richter known as Zazel at the Royal Aquarium in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Arnold Schering, German musicologist (Humor, Heldentum, Tragik), born in Breslau, Germany (d. 1941)
1877 Highlights

About April 2, 1877

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 143 years, 6 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries