On This Day

What Happened on July 6, 1893

Historical Events

  • The small town of Pomeroy, Iowa, is nearly destroyed by a tornado that kills 71 people and injures 200

Famous Birthdays

  • Wilton St Hill, West Indian cricketer (3 Tests 1928-30), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 1957)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

British Prince George Duke of York (later George V) marries Princess Victoria of Teck (Queen Mary) at St James's Palace

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V

Famous Deaths


Person of interestGuy de Maupassant

Guy de Maupassant, French author (Boule de Suif), dies four days after trying to commit suicide by cutting his throat at 42

Author and Master of the Short Story Guy de Maupassant
Author and Master of the Short Story
Guy de Maupassant

1893 Highlights

About July 6, 1893

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 127 years, 6 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Cancer