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What Happened on May 2, 1879

Famous Birthdays

James F. Byrnes

James F. Byrnes, American politician and statesman influential in domestic and foreign policy in the mid-1940s, born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1972)

  • Nannie Helen Burroughs, American educator and civil rights activist (founded National Training School for Women and Girls), born in Orange, Virginia (d. 1961)
1879 Highlights

About May 2, 1879

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 142 years, 8 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus