On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1877

Day of the Week: Thursday

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