On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1879

Historical Events

  • Khedive Ismael of Egypt fires French and British ministers
  • Milk sold in glass bottles for 1st time

Famous Deaths

  • Anthony Panizzi, Italian librarian at British Museum, dies at 81
1879 Highlights

About April 8, 1879

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 142 years and 8 months
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries