On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1891

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Bliss, English composer (Olympians), born in London, England
  • Mihail Jora, Romanian composer, born in Roman (d. 1971)
  • Viktor Maksimovich Zhirmunsky, Russian literary historian and linguist, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1971)

Famous Deaths

  • George Washington Williams, American historian (History of the Negro Race in America), dies from tuberculosis and pleurisy at 41
1891 Highlights

About August 2, 1891

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 129 years, 11 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo