On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1894

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Congress passes Wilson-Gorman Tariff Act, which includes a graduated income tax later struck down by the Supreme Court
  • US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport R.I.: Defending champion Robert Wrenn beats Irishman Manliff Goodbody 6-8, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Meredith, American actor (Court of Last Resort), born in Knoxville, Pennsylvania (d. 1964)