On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1894

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
1894 Highlights

About August 16, 1894

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 126 years, 3 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo