On This Day

What Happened on March 13, 1877

Historical Events


Historic InventionEarmuffs on, shhhh!

American Chester Greenwood patents earmuffs after inventing them at age 15

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Chester Greenwood's 1877 patent for
Chester Greenwood's 1877 patent for "ear-mufflers" and inset, Greenwood modeling his earmuffs
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Famous Deaths

  • Charles Cowden Clarke, English editor and Shakespearean critic, dies at 89
1877 Highlights

About March 13, 1877

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 144 years, 4 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces