1889 in History – What happened in year 1889

✅ Published on April 6th, 2009 in 19th Century in History

In history, year 1889 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1889.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1889 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
08 januaryStatistician Herman Hollerith received a patent for isoelectric tabulating machine, the precursor to modern computers.
30 januaryArchduke Rudolf, heir to the Austro-Hungarian crown, was found dead in a suicide pact with his mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera in Mayerling.
23 marchMirza Ghulam Ahmad, founded the Ahmadiyya Islamic Religious movement in British India.
22 aprilOver 50, 000 people rushed to claim a piece of the available two million acres (8, 000 km2) in the Unassigned Lands, the present-day US state of Oklahoma, entirely founding the brand-new Oklahoma City.
11 mayAn attack upon a U.S. Army paymaster and escort resulted in thetheft of over $28,000 and the award of two Medals of Honor.
12 juneRunaway passenger carriages collided with a following trainnear Armagh, present-day Northern Ireland, killing 80 people.
29 juneHyde Park and several other Illinois townships voted to beannexed by Chicago, forming the largest city in area in the UnitedStates and second largest in population.
08 julyThe wall street journal was first time published. It is an international daily newspaper which is printed in English language. The headquarters are situated in New York. It is an USA based news paper and one of the most famous in the world.
08 julyThe first issue of The Wall Street Journal, the world's mostcirculated business daily newspaper, was published.
11 julyTijuana city in Mexico was founded. It is the largest city in Baja California of Mexico. It is the industrial and financial centre of Mexico. Global city standard is maintained by Tijuana. It is one of the biggest and important global city.
24 augustThe predominantly Maori New Zealand Native football teamplayed the last match of their 107-game tour, the longest in rugby unionhistory.
18 septemberHull House, the United States' most influentialsettlement house, opened in Chicago.
02 novemberThe Dakota Territory, an organized incorporated territory ofthe United States, was split and became the states of North and SouthDakota.
11 novemberWashington, named in honor of the first U.S. president, wasadmitted to the United States as the 42nd state.
15 novemberBrazilian Emperor Pedro II was overthrown in a coup led byDeodoro da Fonseca, and Brazil was proclaimed a republic.
11 JulySowa Bazaar Club became the first Indian team to participate in a football tournament.
28 SeptemberThe first General Conference on Weight and Measurement was held.
11 NovemberWashington was declared the 42nd province of the United States.
14 NovemberIndia's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was born in Allahabad.
03 DecemberThe youngest hanged revolutionary, Khudiram Bose, was born in the independence movement.
07 DecemberKarl Friedrich Benz, a German scientist, created the first car in the world in the present form. The speed of this vehicle was 12 kilometers per hour and petrol or alcohol was used as fuel. The buses of the present day are the complete form of that car.
08 JanuaryHermann Hollerith received a patent for the invention of the punch card tabulating machine.
11 JanuaryFrench chemist Michal Eugène Chevrolet died. He invented a type of candle called a lime candle.
15 JanuaryThe Coca-Cola Company (then the Pemberton Madison Company) was incorporated in Georgia.
16 JanuaryEminent Egyptian writer and litterateur Taha Hussain was born.
30 JanuaryFamous Hindi litterateur Jaishankar Prasad was born.
02 FebruaryFreedom fighter and social worker Princess Amrit Kaur was born.
31 MarchThe famous Paris Eiffel Tower officially opened.
04 AprilFamous Hindi poet, writer, playwright and journalist Makhanlal Chaturvedi was born in Madhya Pradesh.
10 AprilRam Chandra Chatterjee became the first Indian to fly in a hot balloon.

Famous birthdays in the year 1889:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 AugustWalter Gerlach / Academic / Germany
06 AugustJohn Middleton Murry / Poet / United Kingdom
08 SeptemberRobert A. Taft / Politician / United States of America
10 AprilLouis Rougier / Philosopher / France
10 OctoberHan van Meegeren / Painter / Netherlands
11 January Calvin Bridges / Academic / United States of America
11 JuneHugo Wieslander / Decathlete / Sweden
13 JulyStan Coveleski / Baseball Player / United States of America
15 SeptemberClaude McKay / Poet / United States of America
15 AprilThomas Hart Benton / Painter / United States of America
19 MayHenry B. Richardson / Archer / United States of America
19 NovemberClifton Webb / Actor / United States of America
20 AprilAdolf Hitler / Politician / Germany
20 JuneJohn S. Paraskevopoulos / Astronomer / Greece
22 February R. G. Collingwood / Philosopher / United Kingdom
22 AprilRichard Glücks / Army Officer / Germany
23 February John Gilbert Winant / Pilot / United States of America
24 March Albert Hill / Runner / United Kingdom
25 SeptemberCharles Kenneth Scott Moncrieff / Author / Scotland
26 NovemberAlbert Dieudonné / Actor / France

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1889:

YearName / Profession / Country
23 DecemberMehr Chand Mahajan / Politician / India
14 NovemberJawaharlal Nehru / Politician / India
08 MarchGopi Chand Bhargava / Politician / India
14 NovemberJawaharlal Nehru / Lawyer / India
04 AprilMakhanlal Chaturvedi / Poet / India
03 DecemberKhudiram Bose / Freedom Fighter / India
23 DecemberMehr Chand Mahajan / Lawyer / India
04 January M. Patanjali Sastri / Lawyer / India
09 January Vrindavan Lal Verma / Author / India
01 JulySir Benegal Rama Rau / Civil Servant / India
30 January Jaishankar Prasad / Poet / India
14 NovemberJawaharlal Nehru / Politician / India
04 JanuaryM. Patanjali Sastri / Lawyer / India
02 FebruaryAmrut Kuar / Politician / India
22 FebruarySwami Sahajanand Saraswati / Writer / India
01 AprilK. B. Hedgewar / Activist / India
14 NovemberPandit jawaharlal nehru / Politician / India
01 JulyBenegal Rama Rau / Economist / India
08 MarchVishwanath Das / Politician / India
02 FebruaryRajkumari Amrit Kaur / Social Worker / India
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