On This Day

What Happened on September 11, 1893

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Bronx Gas & Electric Company opens on Frisby & Tremont Ave
  • First conference of the World Parliament of Religions is held in Chicago, Indian monk Swani Vivekananda gives influential speech
  • Shaku Soen is 1st Zen teacher to visit the West (Chicago)

Famous Birthdays

  • W. Douglas Hawkes, British racing driver, born in Barton, England (d. 1974)