What Happened on December 7, 1879

Famous Birthdays

  • Rudolf Friml, Czech-American concert pianist and composer (Rose-Marie; The Vagabond King), born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1972)

Famous Deaths

  • Jón Sigurðsson, Icelandic independence fighter and Icelandic historian, dies at 68
1879 Highlights

About December 7, 1879

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 143 years, 5 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius