On This Day

What Happened on August 10, 1889

Historical Events

  • Dan Rylands patents screw cap

Famous Birthdays

  • Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, English composer, born in Great Baddow, Essex (d. 1960)
  • Charles Darrow, American businessman who modified and popularized Monopoly game, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • Irene Steer, England, 4 X 100m relay swimmers (Olympic gold 1912)
1889 Highlights

About August 10, 1889

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 131 years, 2 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo