Historical Events on December 31, 1879

About Dec 31, 1879

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 138 years, 9 months and 21 days

Historical Events

  • Cornerstone laid for Honolulu's Iolani Palace (only royal palace in US)
  • Edison gives 1st public demonstration of his incandescent lamp
  • Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera "Pirates of Penzance" premieres in NYC