On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1874

Historical Events

  • 16 blacks kidnapped from Gibson County Jail and lynched in Trenton, Tennessee

Famous Birthdays

  • Zona Gale, American novelist and playwright, 1st woman to win Pulitzer Prize for Drama (1921), born in Portage, Wisconsin (d. 1938)
1874 Highlights

About August 26, 1874

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 147 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo