What Happened on April 1, 1891

Historical Events

Historic Event

French painter Paul Gauguin leaves Marseille for Tahiti

  • 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? 131 years, 7 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aries