On This Day

What Happened on September 3, 1878

Historical Events

  • British passenger paddle steamer Princess Alice sunk in a collision on the River Thames with the collier Bywell Castle; 645 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Dorothea Lambert Chambers, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1903-04, 06, 10-11, 13-14), born in Ealing, England (d. 1960)
1878 Highlights

About September 3, 1878

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 142 years, 10 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo