On This Day

What Happened on July 11, 1892

Historical Events

Historic Invention

US Patent Office says Joseph Swan rather than Thomas Edison, invented the electric light carbon for the incandescent lamp

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison

Famous Birthdays

  • Giorgio Federico Ghedini, Italian composer (Concerto dell'albatro), born in Cuneo, Piedmont, Kingdom of Italy (d. 1965)
  • Hugo Myrtelius, Swedish conductor, composer, and educator, born in Nosaby, Sweden (d. 1977)
  • Thomas Mitchell, American Academy Award-winning actor (Gone With The Wind; High Noon), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 1962)
1892 Highlights

About July 11, 1892

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 129 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Cancer