What Happened on August 8, 1879

Famous Birthdays

  • "Dr. Bob" Smith, American physician and co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, born in St. Johnsbury, Vermont (d. 1950)
  • Emiliano Zapata, Mexican revolutionary and peasant leader (Plan de Ayala), born in Anenecuilco, Mexico (d. 1919)
Born in 1879

Famous Deaths

  • Immanuel Hermann Fichte, German philosopher, dies at 83
1879 Highlights

About August 8, 1879

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 144 years, 1 month and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo