On This Day

What Happened on March 18, 1881

Historical Events

Historic Event

Barnum & Bailey Circus, traveling as "The Greatest Show on Earth", debuts at Madison Square Garden in New York City following the merger of two existing circus groups [1]

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? 140 years, 10 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces