On This Day

What Happened on August 10, 1889

Historical Events

  • Dan Rylands patents screw cap

Famous Birthdays

  • (Cecil) Armstrong Gibbs, British composer, born in Great Baddow, Essex, England (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? 132 years, 2 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo