On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 1879

Historical Events

  • Battle of Iquique: Chilean naval forces overcome Peruvian ships (War of the Pacific)

Famous Deaths

  • Arturo Prat, Chilean naval officer (b. 1848)
1879 Highlights

About May 21, 1879

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 142 years, 6 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini