On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1877

Rise and Fall of the Vanderbilt Empire

Famous Birthdays

  • Gibson Gowland, British film actor (Greed, Blind Husbands, The Phantom of the Opera), born in Spennymoor, Durham, England (d. 1951)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestCornelius Vanderbilt

Cornelius Vanderbilt, American shipping and railroad magnate (New York Central Railroad), dies at 82

Business Magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt
Business Magnate
Cornelius Vanderbilt
1877 Highlights

About January 4, 1877

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 144 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn