On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1877

Famous Birthdays

  • Helen Homans, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1906), born in Englewood, New Jersey (d. 1949)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestCharles Wilkes

Charles Wilkes, American Antarctic explorer and naval officer (Union Navy), dies at 78

Naval Officer and Explorer Charles Wilkes
Naval Officer and Explorer
Charles Wilkes

1877 Highlights

About February 8, 1877

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 143 years and 6 months
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius