On This Day

What Happened on March 31, 1877

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • British High Commissioner Sir Bartle Frere arrives in Capetown

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Test Cricket debut of feared Australian fast bowler Fred "The Demon" Spofforth; Australia loses 2nd Test by 4 wickets vs England at Melbourne Cricket Ground

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Cricketer
Fred Spofforth
  • The family with samurai antecedents who responded to the Saigo army in ┼îita Nakatsu rebels.

Famous Deaths

  • Antoine Cournot, French philosopher and mathematician (rule of Cournot), dies at 75