On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1879

Historical Events

  • Cornerstone laid for Honolulu's Iolani Palace (only royal palace in US)
  • Edison gives 1st public demonstration of his incandescent lamp
  • Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera "Pirates of Penzance" premieres in NYC
1879 Highlights

About December 31, 1879

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 141 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn