On This Day

What Happened on August 30, 1901

Historical Events

  • English engineer Hubert Cecil Booth patents the powered vacuum cleaner

Famous Birthdays

  • John Gunther, American author and host (John Gunther's High Road), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1970)
  • Roy Wilkins, American civil rights activist and longtime executive director of NAACP, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1981)
1901 Highlights

About August 30, 1901

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 119 years and 11 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo