On This Day

What Happened on March 18, 1881

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Barnum & Bailey Circus, travelling as "The Greatest Show on Earth", debuts at (Madison Square Garde, New York City, would last 146 years before closing in 2017

Circus Showman and Businessman P. T. Barnum
Circus Showman and Businessman
P. T. Barnum
Circus Showman and Businessman James Anthony Bailey
Circus Showman and Businessman
James Anthony Bailey

Famous Birthdays

  • Oliver Seibert, Canadian hall of fame hockey player (elected 1963), born in Berlin, Ontario (d. 1944)
  • Paul Le Flem, French composer and music critic, born in Radon, France (d. 1984)
1881 Highlights

About March 18, 1881

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 139 years, 10 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces