On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1879

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 1st mobile home (horse drawn) used in a journey from London & Cyprus

Famous Birthdays

  • Paul Poiret, French couturier, the most fashionable dress designer of pre-World War I, born in Paris (d. 1944)
  • Robert Lynd, Irish writer and critic (Pleasures of Ignorance), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1949)