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
01 OctoberStanley Holloway / Actor / United Kingdom
03 AugustKonstantin Melnikov / Architect / Russia
05 DecemberDavid Bomberg / Painter / United Kingdom
06 February Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan / Politician / Pakistan
09 JuneLeslie Banks / Actor / United Kingdom
10 January Pina Menichelli / Actress / Italy
12 January Johannes Vares / Poet / Estonia
12 March William Dudley Pelley / Politician / United States of America
16 NovemberElpidio Quirino / Politician / Philippines
18 February Edward Arnold / Actor / United States of America
19 MayEveline Adelheid von Maydell / Illustrator / United States of America
20 JulyJulie Vinter Hansen / Academic / Denmark
20 OctoberAleksander Maaker / Bagpipe Player / Estonia
20 DecemberJaroslav Heyrovský / Academic / Czech Republic
22 NovemberCharles de Gaulle / Politician / France
24 March Agnes Macphail / Politician / Canada
27 March Harald Julin / Swimmer / Sweden
27 March Frederick Dalrymple-Hamilton / Army Officer / Scotland
30 JunePaul Boffa / Politician / Malta
30 January Bruno Kastner / Actor / Germany

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1890:

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

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