On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1877

Day of the Week: Monday

Famous Birthdays

  • Lawrence Beesley, English journalist and author, born in Wirksworth, United Kingdom (d. 1967)

Famous Deaths

  • Alberto Mazzucato, composer, dies at 64
  • Gustave Courbet, French realist painter (Demoiselles the la Seine), dies at 58