On This Day

What Happened on October 30, 1893

Historical Events

  • US Senate approves repealing Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Atlas [Angelo Siciliano], Italian-American bodybuilder, born in Acri, Cosenza, Italy (d. 1972)
  • Jan Romein, Dutch historian (Low Countries at Sea), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1962)
  • Roland Freisler, German Nazi judge (July 20th plotter case) and politician, born in Celle, Lower Saxony, German Empire (d. 1945)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestJohn Abbott

John Abbott, 3rd Prime Minister of Canada (C) (1891-92), dies of brain cancer at 72

3rd Prime Minister of Canada John Abbott
3rd Prime Minister of Canada
John Abbott

1893 Highlights

About October 30, 1893

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 126 years, 8 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio