On This Day

What Happened on March 15, 1889

Nature Blows Gunboat Diplomacy Out of the Water

Historical Events

  • 6 US & German warships sunk by a typhoon in Apia harbour, Samoa, 200 die

Famous Deaths

  • Melville Reuben Bissell, American inventor of the carpet sweeper, dies of pneumonia at 45
1889 Highlights

About March 15, 1889

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 132 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Pisces