On This Day

What Happened on October 22, 1879

Historical Events

Historic Invention

Thomas Edison perfects carbonized cotton filament light bulb

Famous Birthdays

  • Joe Carr, American Pro Football HOF contributor (NFL President 1921-39), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1939)
1879 Highlights

About October 22, 1879

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 142 years, 9 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra