What Happened on August 31, 1894

Historical Events

  • Phillies outfielder Billy Hamilton equals George Gore's MLB single game stolen bases record with 7 steals in 10-8 win vs Washington Senators in Philadelphia
  • 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)
Born in 1894

About August 31, 1894

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 128 years and 7 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo