On This Day

What Happened on September 19, 1879

Historical Events

  • The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time.
  • Thomas Ray becomes youngest to break a world track & field record pole-vaulting 11' 2½" at age 17 years & 198 days
1879 Highlights

About September 19, 1879

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 141 years, 2 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo