On This Day

What Happened on March 10, 1891

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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, economist/sociologist/Dutch 2nd Chamber (SDAP)
  • Sam Jaffe, American actor (Gunga Din, Dr Zorba), born in NYC, New York