On This Day

What Happened on March 24, 1882

Historical Events

  • 44th Grand National: Lord Manners aboard 10/1 shot Seaman wins in heavy snow and freezing conditions

InventionScientific Discovery

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

Microbiologist Robert Koch
Robert Koch

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet (Song of Hiawatha), dies at 75
1882 Highlights

About March 24, 1882

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 139 years, 4 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries