On This Day

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, peasant leader

Famous Deaths

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

About August 8, 1879

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 142 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo