On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 1878

Historical Events

  • 4th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Carter aboard Day Star wins in 2:37.25

Famous Birthdays

  • Glenn Hammond Curtiss, American inventor (hydroplane) and founder of the US aviation industry, born in Hammondsport, New York (d. 1930)
  • Louis de Visser, Dutch politician (CPN)
1878 Highlights

About May 21, 1878

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 143 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini