On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1879

Historical Events

  • Governor-general Charles Gordon of Sudan returns to Cairo

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfrēds Kalniņš, Latvian organist, composer (Baņuta), conductor, and pedagogue, born in Cēsis, Russian Empire (now Latvia) (d. 1951)
1879 Highlights

About August 23, 1879

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 142 years, 3 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo