On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1889

Historical Events

Historic Event

Exposition Universelle (World's Fair) in Paris opens with the recently completed Eiffel Tower serving as the entrance arch

Engineer and Architect Gustave Eiffel
Engineer and Architect
Gustave Eiffel

Famous Birthdays

  • Stanley Morison, British typographer, born in Wanstead, Essex (d. 1967)
1889 Highlights

About May 6, 1889

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 132 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus