On This Day

What Happened on August 4, 1892

Historical Events

Historic Event

Queen Wilhelmina and Emma open Merwede Canal between Amsterdam and the Rhine

Queen of the Netherlands Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
Queen of the Netherlands
Wilhelmina of the Netherlands

Murder of Interest

Sunday school teacher Lizzie Borden's father and stepmother are murdered with an axe in Fall River, Massachusetts; Borden is later arrested, tried and acquitted

Acquitted Murderer Lizzie Borden
Acquitted Murderer
Lizzie Borden

Famous Birthdays

  • Johanna Bordewijk-Roepman, Dutch composer, born in Rotterdam (d. 1971)
1892 Highlights

About August 4, 1892

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 129 years, 2 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo