On This Day

What Happened on December 6, 1882

Historical Events

  • Atmosphere of Venus detected during transit

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Escher, Swiss politician and railroad entrepreneur (b. 1819)
  • Anthony Trollope, English novelist and poet (Barchester Towers), dies at 67
1882 Highlights

About December 6, 1882

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 137 years, 8 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius