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
Learn More >>

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

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? 143 years, 4 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces