On This Day

What Happened on February 10, 1879

Historical Events

  • 1st electric arc light used (California Theater)

Historic Event

Henry Morton Stanley departs for the Congo

Journalist and Explorer Henry Morton Stanley
Journalist and Explorer
Henry Morton Stanley

Famous Birthdays

  • Franz Carl Bornschein, American composer, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1948)
1879 Highlights

About February 10, 1879

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 142 years, 8 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius