On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1894

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Phillies Billy Hamilton steals 7 bases
  • The Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration Act passed by Richard Seddon’s Liberal government, making New Zealand the first country in the world to outlaw strikes in favour of compulsory arbitration

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert Facey, Australian writer (A Fortunate Life), born in Maidstone, Victoria, Australia (d. 1982)