On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1895

Historical Events

  • American frontier murderer and outlaw, John Wesley Hardin is shot and killed by John Selman Sr. in a saloon in El Paso, Texas

Famous Birthdays

  • Arnoldt Bronnen, Austrian playwright, born in Vienna (d. 1959)

Famous Deaths

  • John Wesley Hardin, American outlaw and gunfighter (claimed to have killed 27 men), shot dead in a saloon at 42
1895 Highlights

About August 19, 1895

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 126 years, 1 month and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo