On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1889

Historical Events

  • 1st ship-to-shore wireless message ("Sherman is sighted") received in the US from Lightship No. 70 to a coastal receiving station at Cliff House in San Francisco

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfred Lichtenstein, German writer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1914)
1889 Highlights

About August 23, 1889

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 132 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo