On This Day

What Happened on June 21, 1879

Historical Events

  • Frank W. Woolworth opens his 1st successful "F. W. Woolworth Great Five Cent Store" on North Queen Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Infielder William White plays one game for the Providence Grays with conjecture was the first African-American to play MLB even though he appeared Caucasian

Famous Birthdays

  • Umberto Brunelleschi, Italian cartoonist and illustrator (Candide), born in Montemurlo, Italy (d. 1949)
1879 Highlights

About June 21, 1879

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 142 years and 11 months
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer