On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 1877

Famous Birthdays

  • Dudley Pound, British admiral of the fleet and 1st Sea Lord (Jutland, WW II), born in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England (d. 1943)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestBrigham Young

Brigham Young, 2nd president of Latter-day Saints, dies of peritonitis at 76

Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham Young
Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church
Brigham Young

1877 Highlights

About August 29, 1877

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 143 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo