On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1890

Historical Events

  • At Auburn Prison in New York, murderer William Kemmler becomes the 1st person to be executed by electric chair

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Future Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young throws 3-hit ball in his MLB debut for the Cleveland Spiders in 8-1 win vs Chicago Colts

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young

1890 Highlights

About August 6, 1890

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 130 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo