On This Day

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

Person of interestClaude Grahame-White

Claude Grahame-White, English aviation pioneer who was the 1st to make a night flight, born in Bursledon, England (d. 1959)

Aviation Pioneer Claude Grahame-White
Aviation Pioneer
Claude Grahame-White
  • Henry Ainley, English actor (As You Like It), born in Morley, West Yorkshire, England (d. 1945)
1879 Highlights

About August 21, 1879

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 142 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo