On This Day

What Happened on September 28, 1889

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • The first General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) defines the length of a meter as the distance between two lines on a standard bar of an alloy of platinum with ten percent iridium, measured at the melting point of ice

Famous Birthdays

  • D P "Dad" Carter, American gospel singer (Chuck Wagon Gang), born near Columbia, Kentucky (d. 1963)
  • Jack Fournier, American baseball player (d. 1973)