On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 1890

Historical Events

  • Norwegian speed skater Oskar Fredriksen sets inaugural 5,000m world record of 9:19.8 in Stockholm, Sweden

Famous Birthdays

  • Oscar Egg, Swiss track and road bicycle racer (3 x world hour record), born in Schlatt, Switzerland (d. 1961)
1890 Highlights

About March 2, 1890

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 132 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Pisces