On This Day

What Happened on September 11, 1877

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Rijkslandbouwhoge school opens in Wageningen

Famous Birthdays

  • Felix Dzerzhinsky [Iron Felix, Bloody Felix], Ivyanets, Lithuania, Soviet statesman, established and developed Soviet secret police (Cheka, forerunner to the KGB)
  • James Hopwood Jeans, English physicist, mathematician and astronomer (The Mysterious Universe), born in Southport, Lancashire (d. 1946)