On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1891

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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.

Business Tycoon and Politician Leland Stanford
Business Tycoon and Politician
Leland Stanford
31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover

1891 Highlights

About October 1, 1891

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 129 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra