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)

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? 138 years, 4 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries