On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 1894

Historical Events


InventionHistoric Invention

Karl Benz of Germany receives US patent for gasoline-driven auto

Automobile Engineer and Inventor Karl Benz
Automobile Engineer and Inventor
Karl Benz

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Wirges, American orchestra leader (Growing Paynes), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1971)
1894 Highlights

About June 26, 1894

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 126 years, 1 month and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Cancer