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

Scientific Discovery

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

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? 140 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries