On This Day

What Happened on December 21, 1898

Historical Events

Historic Event

Scientists Pierre and Marie Curie discover radium

Famous Birthdays

  • Ira S. Bowen, American physicist & astronomer (Mt Wilson/Palomar), born in Seneca Falls, New York (d. 1973)
1898 Highlights

About December 21, 1898

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 122 years, 11 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius