On This Day

What Happened on April 26, 1900

Historical Events

  • Newly renamed American League opener in Cleveland draws 6,500 (still as a minor league, was Western League)

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles F. Richter, American physicist and seismologist (developed the Richter scale for measuring earthquake magnitude), born in Overpeck, Ohio (d. 1985)
  • Hack Wilson, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (MLB single season record 191 RBI 1930), born in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania (d. 1948)
1900 Highlights

About April 26, 1900

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 120 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus