What Happened on March 10, 1891

Historical Events

  • Almon Strowger, an undertaker in Topeka, Kansas, patents the strowger switch, a device which led to the automation of telephone circuit switching

Famous Birthdays

  • Jacob van Gelderen, Dutch economist (Kondratiev waves), sociologist and politician (SDAP) (d. 1940)
  • Sam Jaffe, American actor (The Asphalt Jungle; Gunga Din; Dr Zorba), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
Born in 1891
1891 Highlights

About March 10, 1891

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 132 years, 6 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Pisces