On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1894

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Indian chiefs from the Sioux & Onondaga tribes met to urge their people to renounce Christianity & return to their old Indian faith

Famous Birthdays

  • George Meany, labor leader (headed AFL-CIO), born in NYC, New York (d. 1980)

Famous Deaths

  • Herman van der Tuuk, Dutch linguist (Toba Batak grammar), dies at 70