On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1881

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestAlexander Fleming

Alexander Fleming, Scottish bacteriologist (invented penicillin; Nobel Prize 1945), born in Lochfield, Scotland (d. 1955)

  • Leo Carrillo, American actor (American Empire, Cisco Kid), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1961)
  • Louella Parsons, American gossip columnist, born in Freeport, Illinois (d. 1972)

Famous Deaths

  • James Springer White, American theologian (co-founder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church), dies at 60
1881 Highlights

About August 6, 1881

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 140 years, 2 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo