On This Day

What Happened on May 11, 1893

Historical Events


Sports record brokenWorld Record

Henri Desgrange establishes world's 1st bicycle world record, travelling 35.325 km (21.95 miles) an hour

Cyclist and Founder of the Tour-de-France Henri Desgrange
Cyclist and Founder of the Tour-de-France
Henri Desgrange

1893 Highlights

About May 11, 1893

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 127 years, 8 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus