On This Day

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 Deaths

  • Miguel Grau Seminario, Peruvian Admiral (b. 1834)
1879 Highlights

About October 8, 1879

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 140 years, 10 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra