On This Day

What Happened on October 21, 1895

Historical Events

  • The Republic of Formosa collapses as Japanese forces invade.

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander d'Arbeloff, entrepreneur
  • Edna Purviance, American silent film actress, worked with Charlie Chaplin (The Kid), born in Paradise Valley, Nevada (d. 1958)
  • J Delos Jewkes, American light opera, vaudeville, choral (Mormon Tabernacle), film and television bass singer, and actor (Stars And Stripes Forever; The Music Man; The Andy Griffith Show), born in Orangeville, Utah (d. 1984)
  • Shukichi Mitsukuri, Japanese composer (10 Haikai de Basho), born in Tokyo (d. 1971)
1895 Highlights

About October 21, 1895

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 126 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra