What Happened on October 8, 1879

Historical Events

  • War of the Pacific: the Chilean Navy defeats the Peruvian Navy in the Battle of Angamos, Peruvian Admiral Miguel Grau is killed in the encounter.

Famous Birthdays

  • Chen Duxiu, Chinese revolutionary socialist and author who co-founded the Chinese Communist Party with Li Dazhao and was the 1st General Secretary (1921-27), born in Anqing, Anhui, Qing dynasty of China (d. 1927)

Famous Deaths

  • Miguel Grau Seminario 'Gentleman of the Seas', Peruvian Admiral, dies during the Battle of Angamos at 45
1879 Highlights

About October 8, 1879

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 143 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra