On This Day

What Happened on June 21, 1893

Historical Events

  • 1st Ferris wheel premieres (Chicago's Columbian Exposition)

Famous Birthdays

  • Alois Hába, Czech composer, born in Vizovice, Zlín Region, Czech Republic (d. 1973)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestLeland Stanford

Leland Stanford, American business tycoon (Southern Pacific Railroad), 8th Governor of California and founder of Stanford University, dies of heart failure at 69

Business Tycoon and Politician Leland Stanford
Business Tycoon and Politician
Leland Stanford

1893 Highlights

About June 21, 1893

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 127 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Cancer