On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1891

Historical Events

Historic Event

Stanford University, California opens its doors after being founded by Leland Stanford and his wife Jane with a $40M donation (1891 dollars), in memory of their son. Among its first graduation class, future US President Herbert Hoover.

1891 Highlights

About October 1, 1891

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 130 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra