On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1879

Historical Events

  • Charles Taze Russell publishes the first edition of the religious magazine The Watchtower
  • Ex-khedive Ismael Pasha sails from Alexandria to Naples

Famous Birthdays

  • Leon Jouhaux, French socialist and co-founder UN's ILO (Nobel 1951), born in Paris (d. 1954)
1879 Highlights

About July 1, 1879

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 142 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer