On This Day

What Happened on August 4, 1892

Historical Events

MurderMurder 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? 128 years, 2 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo