What Happened on March 24, 1882

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 44th Grand National: Lord Manners aboard Seaman wins

InventionScientific Discovery

German scientist Robert Koch discovers and describes the tubercle bacillus which causes tuberculosis ( Mycobacterium tuberculosis)

Microbiologist Robert Koch
Microbiologist
Robert Koch

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet (Song of Hiawatha), dies at 75