1890 in History – What happened in year 1890

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

In history, year 1890 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 1890.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1890 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
25 januaryAmerican journalist Nellie Bly completed a circumnavigation of the globe, inspired by Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days, ina then-record 72 days.
04 marchThe Forth Bridge, a railway bridge connectingEdinburgh to Fife over the Firth of Forth, opened, becoming aninternationally recognised Scottish landmark.
10 juneSunday declared as a holiday in India by British. The Christianity considers Sunday as the day of prayer .This day is being observed by them as weekly holiday. Hence the British imposed the concept of Sunday holiday, where ever they ruled (their Colonies) the practice is still continuing all over, including India.
02 julyThe U.S. Congress passed the Sherman Antitrust Act, the firstUnited States government action to limit monopolies.
03 julyIdaho was declared as the 43rd U.S. state. Idaho is a state in the northwestern region of the United States. Idaho is the 14th largest, the 39th most populated state in United States. The state's largest city is Boise which is also the capital of state. Residents are known as 'Idahoans'.
06 augustAt Auburn Prison in Auburn, New York, US, William Kemmlerbecame the first person to be executed in an electric chair.
24 septemberWilford Woodruff, President of the Church of Jesus Christ ofLatter-day Saints, wrote the first draft of a manifesto which officiallydisavowed the continuing practice of plural marriage.
01 octoberAt the urging of preservationist John Muir and writer Robert Underwood Johnson, the United States Congress established Yosemite National Park in California.
04 novemberLondon's City and South London Railway the first deep-level underground railway in the world, opened, running adistance of 5.1 km (3.2 mi) between the City of London and Stockwell.
29 novemberThe Diet of Japan in a bicameral legislature modeled after both the German Reichstag and the British Westminster system, first met after the Meiji Constitution went into effect.
29 decemberThe United States Army killed over 150 members of the Great Sioux Nation at the Wounded Knee Massacre.
23 NovemberKing William III of the Netherlands died.
28 NovemberSocialist, writer and educationist Jyotirao Phule died.
07 JanuaryWilliam B. Parvis received a patent for the invention of the fountain pen.
22 MarchRamachandra Chatterjee became the first person to get off the parachute.
13 AprilBirth of filmmaker Dadasaheb Tornay, who produced India's first film \ 'shripundaliq \.
02 JanuaryAlice Sanger became the first female employee in the White House.
24 FebruaryChicago was selected to host the Columbian exhibition.
08 MarchNorth Dakota State University founded in Fargo.
26 AprilHenry Morton Stanley was inaugurated in London.
27 JuneGeorge Dixon became the first boxer.
10 JulyWyoming was established as the 44th American state.
16 AugustAlexander Clarke, journalist and lawyer, became Liberia's designated minister.
01 OctoberCongress was established in Yosemity National Park, California.
23 NovemberThe first general election was held in Italy.
26 DecemberKing Mwanga of Uganda signed a contract with the East Africa Company.


Famous birthdays in the year 1890:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 OctoberGroucho Marx / Actor / United States of America
04 March Norman Bethune / Soldier / Canada
04 OctoberOsman Cemal Kaygılı / Journalist / Turkey
04 OctoberAlan L. Hart / Author / United States of America
05 MayChristopher Morley / Author / United States of America
05 AugustErich Kleiber / Conductor / Austria
08 OctoberSnuffy Browne / Cricketer / Barbados
08 DecemberBohuslav Martinů / Composer / United States of America
08 February Claro M. Recto / Lawyer / Philippines
10 January Pina Menichelli / Actress / Italy
17 February Ronald Fisher / Biologist / United Kingdom
18 February Adolphe Menjou / Actor / United States of America
20 JulyVerna Felton / Actress / United States of America
22 NovemberCharles de Gaulle / Politician / France
22 March George Clark / Racing Driver / United States of America
22 JuneAleksander Warma / Politician / Estonia
24 AugustJean Rhys / Novelist / Dominican Republic
24 SeptemberMike González / Baseball Player / Cuba
28 DecemberQuincy Wright / Scientist / United States of America
31 AugustAugust Alle / Author / Estonia

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1890:

YearName / Profession / Country
03 JuneBaburao Painter / Actor / India
13 AprilDadasaheb Torne / Producer / India
NA NAAsit Kumar Haldar / Painter / India
06 FebruaryKhan Abdul Gaffar Khan / Politician / India
06 JuneGopinath Bordoloi / Politician / India
14 OctoberDwight David Eisenhower / Politician / India
30 JanuaryJai Shankar Prasad / Writer / India
06 FebruaryKhan Abdul Ghaffar Khan / Politician / India
03 NovemberH. J. Kania / Judge / India
03 NovemberH. J. Kania / Lawyer / India
26 OctoberGanesh Shankar Vidyarthi / Politician / India
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