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 MayE. E. Smith / Author / United States of America
02 NovemberMoa Martinson / Author / Sweden
04 NovemberKlabund / Poet / Germany
05 DecemberFritz Lang / Producer / United States of America
06 DecemberYoshio Nishina / Physicist / Japan
08 OctoberPhilippe Thys / Cyclist / Belgium
08 JulyStanton Macdonald-Wright / Painter / United States of America
09 January Karel Čapek / Author / Czech Republic
10 AugustAngus Lewis Macdonald / Politician / Canada
11 MayHelge Løvland / Athlete / Norway
12 March Vaslav Nijinsky / Choreographer / Russia
13 SeptemberAntony Noghès / Business Man / France
15 March Boris Delaunay / Mountaineer / Russia
17 AugustHarry Hopkins / Politician / United States of America
19 MayEveline Adelheid von Maydell / Illustrator / United States of America
22 JulyRose Kennedy / Philanthropist / United States of America
23 AugustHarry Frank Guggenheim / Business Man / United States of America
26 SeptemberJack Tresadern / Footballer / United Kingdom
27 March Harald Julin / Swimmer / Sweden
30 DecemberAdolfo Ruiz Cortines / Politician / Mexico

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1890:

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

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