On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1889

Famous Birthdays

  • Simon Kimbangu/Kibangu, Congolese religious leader and founder of Kimbanguism, born in Nkamba, Congo (d. 1951)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan Matzeliger, Surinamese-Dutch inventor (shoe lacing machine), dies at 36
1889 Highlights

About August 24, 1889

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

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo