On This Day

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, economist/sociologist/Dutch 2nd Chamber (SDAP)
  • Sam Jaffe, American actor (Gunga Din, Dr Zorba), born in NYC, New York
1891 Highlights

About March 10, 1891

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 130 years, 8 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Pisces