On This Day

What Happened on April 6, 1889

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

George Eastman begins selling his Kodak flexible rolled film for the first time

Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company
George Eastman

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Macollum, Irish actor (The Trouble with Harry), born in Ireland (d. 1971)
  • Gabriela Mistral [Lucila Godoy y Alcayaga], poet (Noebel Prize 1945) and diplomat, born in Vicuña, Chile (d. 1957)
1889 Highlights

About April 6, 1889

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 131 years, 7 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aries