On This Day

June 21, 1893 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • 1st Ferris wheel premieres (Chicago's Columbian Exposition)

Deaths in History


Person of interestLeland Stanford

Leland Stanford, American business tycoon (Southern Pacific Railroad), 8th Governor of California and founder of Stanford University, dies of heart failure at 69

Business Tycoon and Politican Leland Stanford
Business Tycoon and Politican
Leland Stanford