On This Day

What Happened on July 11, 1892

Day of the Week: Monday

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)