What Happened on September 28, 1889

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • The first General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) defines the length of a meter as the distance between two lines on a standard bar of an alloy of platinum with ten percent iridium, measured at the melting point of ice

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos I King of Portugal, Lisbon (1889-1908)
  • D P "Dad" Carter, baritone (Chuck Wagon Gang)
  • Jack Fournier, American baseball player (d. 1973)
  • Octavus L "Octave" van Aerschot, Dutch violinist/actor (Hippie)