On This Day

What Happened on May 31, 1879

Historical Events

  • 1st electric railway opens at Berlin Trades Exposition

Historic Event

Madison Square Garden opens in New York, named after 4th President James Madison

Famous Birthdays

  • Mark Hambourg, Russian-British composer, born in Boguchar, Russia (d. 1960)
1879 Highlights

About May 31, 1879

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 142 years, 7 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini