On This Day

What Happened on June 11, 1879

Famous Birthdays

  • Roger Bresnahan, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher, outfielder and manager (St. Louis Cardinals; first shin guards and batting helmet), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1944)

Famous Deaths

  • Willem, (crown)prince of Orange, dies of bronchitis or murder at 39
1879 Highlights

About June 11, 1879

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 142 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini