On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1891

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

French painter Paul Gauguin leaves Marseille for Tahiti

Painter and Sculptor Paul Gauguin
Painter and Sculptor
Paul Gauguin
  • London-Paris telephone connection opens
  • The Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago, Illinois.

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Rankin, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame rover (Toronto Eatons, Toronto St. Michael's Majors) and coach (Toronto Granites-Canada Olympic gold 1924), born in Stratford, Ontario (d. 1932)
1891 Highlights

About April 1, 1891

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 129 years, 4 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aries