On This Day

October 2, 1851 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • The pasilalinic-sympathetic compass(a contraption built to test the pseudo-scientific hypothesis that snails create a permanent telepathic link when they mate) is demonstrated but proves to be a fake.

Birthdays in History

  • Ferdinand Foch, French Allied military commander and marshal of France during WW I, born in Tarbes, France (d. 1929)