On This Day

What Happened on February 6, 1879

Famous Birthdays

  • Carl Ramsauer, German physicist (Ramsauer-Townsend effect), born in Oldenburg, Germany (d. 1879)
  • Pedro Aguirre Cerda, Chilean educator, lawyer, and politician (President of Chile, 1938-41; Senator for Concepción, 1921-27), born in Pocuro, Chile (d. 1941)
1879 Highlights

About February 6, 1879

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 142 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius