On This Day

What Happened on December 7, 1879

Famous Birthdays

  • Rudolf Friml, Czech-American composer (Bohemian suite), 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? 140 years, 10 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius