1890 in History – What happened in year 1890

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.

Know what happened in 1890:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
04 November London's City and South London Railway, the first deep-levelunderground railway in the world, opened, running a distance of 5.1 km(3.2 mi) between the City of London and Stockwell.
25 January Inspired by Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days, American journalist Nellie Bly completed a circumnavigation of the globe in a then-record 72 days.
29 DecemberThe United States Army killed over 150 members of the GreatSioux Nation at the Wounded Knee Massacre.
04 NovemberLondon's City and South London Railway, the first deep-levelunderground railway in the world, opened, running a distance of 5.1 km(3.2 mi) between the City of London and Stockwell.
29 NovemberThe Diet of Japan (pictured in session), a bicamerallegislature modelled after both the German Reichstag and the BritishWestminster system, first met after the Meiji Constitution went intoeffect.
02 JulyThe U.S. Congress passed the Sherman Antitrust Act, the firstUnited States government action to limit monopolies.
04 MarchThe Forth Bridge (pictured), a railway bridge connectingEdinburgh to Fife over the Firth of Forth, opened, becoming aninternationally recognised Scottish landmark.
06 AugustAt Auburn Prison in Auburn, New York, US, William Kemmlerbecame the first person to be executed in an electric chair.
29 NovemberThe Diet of Japan (pictured in session), a bicamerallegislature modelled after both the German Reichstag and the BritishWestminster system, first met after the Meiji Constitution went intoeffect.
29 DecemberThe United States Army killed over 150 members of the GreatSioux Nation at the Wounded Knee Massacre.
04 NovemberLondon's City and South London Railway (locomotive pictured),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.
01 October At the urging of preservationist John Muir and writer Robert Underwood Johnson, the United States Congress established Yosemite National Park (Yosemite Valley pictured) in California.
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.
06 AugustAt Auburn Prison in Auburn, New York, US, William Kemmlerbecame the first person to be executed in an electric chair.
25 JanuaryAmerican journalist Nellie Bly completed a circumnavigation ofthe globe, inspired by Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days, ina then-record 72 days.
25 JanuaryAmerican journalist Nellie Bly completed a circumnavigation of the globe, inspired by Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days, in a then-record 72 days.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1890:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 February Charles Correll / Actor / United States of America
04 March Norman Bethune / Soldier / Canada
09 OctoberAimee Semple McPherson / Evangelist / United States of America
10 AugustAngus Lewis Macdonald / Politician / Canada
10 March Gakuryō Nakamura / Painter / Japan
10 February Fanny Kaplan / Activist / Ukraine
11 DecemberMark Tobey / Painter / United States of America
11 March Vannevar Bush / Engineer / United States of America
15 SeptemberAgatha Christie / Writer / United Kingdom
15 DecemberHarry Babcock / Pole Vaulter / United States of America
20 AprilMaurice Duplessis / Politician / Canada
20 AugustH. P. Lovecraft / Writer / United States of America
22 AugustCecil Kellaway / Actor / Britain
22 JuneAleksander Warma / Politician / Estonia
24 SeptemberA. P. Herbert / Author / United Kingdom
24 March Agnes Macphail / Politician / Canada
26 JulyDaniel J. Callaghan / Admiral / United States of America
27 OctoberToshinari Shōji / General / Japan
30 DecemberAdolfo Ruiz Cortines / Politician / Mexico
31 AugustAugust Alle / Author / Estonia

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1890:

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

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