What Happened on August 21, 1879

Historical Events

  • The Virgin Mary, along with St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist, reportedly appears to the people of Knock, County Mayo, Ireland.

Famous Birthdays

Claude Grahame-White (1879-1959)

English aviation pioneer who was the 1st to make a night flight, born in Bursledon, England

  • Henry Ainley, English actor (As You Like It), born in Morley, West Yorkshire, England (d. 1945)
Born in 1879
1879 Highlights

About August 21, 1879

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 144 years, 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo