On This Day

What Happened on July 11, 1892

Historical Events

InventionHistoric Invention

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

Inventor Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison

Famous Birthdays

  • Giorgio Federico Ghedini, Italian composer (Concerto dell'albatro), born in Cuneo, Piedmont (d. 1965)
  • 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? 128 years, 3 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Cancer