On This Day

What Happened on September 28, 1889

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, 1912-27 (White Sox; Cardinals; Brooklyn Robins), born in Au Sable, Michigan (d. 1973) [1]
1889 Highlights

About September 28, 1889

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 131 years, 2 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra