On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1891

Historical Events

  • 1st International 6 day bike race at New York's Madison Square Garden begins

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestJames Chadwick

James Chadwick, English physicist (Nobel 1935 discovered neutron), born in Bollington, Cheshire (d. 1974)

Physicist James Chadwick
James Chadwick

Person of interestJomo Kenyatta

Jomo Kenyatta, Kenyan leader and 1st President of Kenya (1963-78), born in Gatundu, Kenya (d. 1978)

Founding Father of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta
Founding Father of Kenya
Jomo Kenyatta

1891 Highlights

About October 20, 1891

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 129 years, 11 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra