Events in year of 1889

  • 01-03Admissions convention meets in Ellensburg, WA, asks for statehood
  • 01-081st Computer patented
  • 01-08Dr Herman Hollerith receives 1st US patent for a tabulating machine
  • 01-10Ivory Coast declared a protectorate of France
  • 01-23Dr Daniel Hale Williams forms Provident Hospital in Chicago
  • 01-30John Herschel uses camera obscura to photograph 48" (120cm) telescope
  • 01-30Victoria beat NSW after following on (New South Wales all out 63 needed 76)
  • 02-07Astronomical Society of Pacific holds 1st meeting in San Francisco
  • 02-08Flood ravages Dutch coast
  • 02-11Meiji constitution of Japan adopted; 1st Diet convenes in 1890
  • 02-12Henrik Ibsens "Fruen fra Haven, " premieres in Oslo
  • 02-141st train load of fruit (oranges) leaves LA for east
  • 02-22Dakotas, Montana and Washington admitted to union
  • 02-22President Cleveland signs bill to admit Dakotas, Montana and Washington state
  • 03-02Kansas passes 1st US antitrust
  • 03-04Benjamin Harrison inaugurated as 23rd President
  • 03-09Kansas passes 1st general antitrust law in US
  • 03-12Battle at Metema (Gallabad): Ethiopian Emperor Yohannes IV, defeated
  • 03-156 US and German warships perish in harbor of Apia Samoa, 200 die
  • 03-23President Harrison opens Oklahoma for white colonization
  • 03-26Johnny Briggs took 15-26 (7-17 & 8-11) vs. South Africa at Newlands
  • 03-26South Africa all out 47, then follow-on all out 43 vs. England
  • 03-30John T Reid opens 1st US golf course (Yonkers, NY)
  • 03-31300m Eiffel Tower officially opens (commemorates French Revolution)
  • 04-011st dishwashing machine marketed (Chicago)
  • 04-03Savings Bank of Order of True Reformers opens in Richmond, Virginia
  • 04-06George Eastman places Kodak Camera on sale for 1st time
  • 04-22Oklahoma land rush officially started; some were "sooner"
  • 04-30George Washington Bridge linking NYC and New Jersey opens
  • 05-011st International Workers Day, according to 2nd International

People born in year of 1889

  • 01-01Alexander Smallens: St. Petersburg, Russia -- Conductor
  • 01-01Charles Bickford: Cambridge, Massachusetts -- Actor (John-The Virginian)
  • 01-01Tadeusz Jarecki: Composer
  • 01-01Tom Dugan: Dublin, Ireland -- Actor (Circus Clown, Drag, Skyway)
  • 01-02Tito Schipa: Italy -- Tenor / composer (La Rondine)
  • 01-02Walter Baldwin: Ohio, United States -- Actor (Gay Amigo)
  • 01-04Albertus W "Albert" van Dalsum: Actor / director (Abandoned Child)
  • 01-06Alan M Bateman: Canadian geologist (Yale University Professor)
  • 01-08Paul Hartmann: Furth, Germany -- Actor (Haunted Castle)
  • 01-14Vincenzo Davico: Composer
  • 01-21Pitirim A Sorokin: Russian / US sociologist (Social mobility)
  • 01-23Franklin Pangborn: Newark -- Actor (My Best Gal, Hats Off, Easy Living)
  • 01-23Prosper Arents: Flemish bibliographer (Rubens-bibliography)
  • 01-25Vladimir Vladimirovich Scherbachov: Composer
  • 01-27Balthasar van der Pol: Physicist (Comparison of Van der Pol)
  • 01-29Francisco Santiago: Composer
  • 01-29Rudolf Mauersberger: Composer
  • 02-01Gertrude Caton-Thompson: British archaeologist (Zimbabwe, So Arabia)
  • 02-03Risto Ryti: Finnish Premier / President
  • 02-04Walter Catlett: San Francisco, California -- Actor (Front Page, Tale of 2 Cities)
  • 02-05Ioan Dumitru Chirescu: Composer
  • 02-06Karel Wellens: Flemish painter
  • 02-06Siegfried Kracauer: Writer
  • 02-10Howard Spring: British author / Novelist / writer / critic (O Absalom)
  • 02-11John Mills: Dancer (Mills Brothers)
  • 02-11Vladimir Mikhaylovich Deshevov: Composer
  • 02-17H[aroldson] L Hunt: Texas oil multi-millionaire
  • 02-18Sybold van Ravesteyn: Architect (Blijdorp, CS Rotterdam, Utrecht)
  • 02-19Jose Eustasio Rivera: Colombia -- Poet / Novelist (Vortex)
  • 02-20Levko Mykolayevich Revutsky: Composer

People died in year of 1889

  • 01-10Martin Andreas Udbye: Composer, dies at 68
  • 01-17Juan Montalvo: Ecuadorian Author (Siete Tratados), dies at 56
  • 01-27Ivan S Aksakov: Russian journalist, dies at 65
  • 02-01Joseph Gungl: Composer, dies at 78
  • 02-03Belle Starr: US female gangster, murdered at 40
  • 03-03Edward Sydney Smith: Composer, dies at 49
  • 03-08Jens / John Ericsson: Swed / US, engineer (fire extinguisher), dies at 85
  • 03-12Yohannes IV [Kasa]: Emperor of Ethiopia (1872-89), dies in battle
  • 03-17Joseph A Alberdingk Thijm [Pauwels Foreestier]: Poet, dies at 68
  • 03-18William Henry Monk: Composer, dies at 66
  • 03-27Moritz Furstenau: Composer, dies at 64
  • 03-28Matilde "Tillie" Ziegler: Killed by husband William Kemmler
  • 04-04Thomas T H Jorissen: Historian, dies at 56
  • 04-19Warren De La Rue: Astronomer / chemist
  • 05-15Alfred Potocki: Premier Austrian / Governor / Viceroy of Galicia
  • 05-17William Roxby Beverly: Artist
  • 06-08Gerard Manley Hopkins: Poet, dies at 54
  • 06-15Mihail Eminesco: Romanian Poet (Luceafarul), dies at 39
  • 06-27Carlotta Patti: Italian soprano
  • 06-27Whitney Eugene Thayer: Composer, dies at 50
  • 06-28Maria Mitchell: 1st US woman astronomer (Vassar), dies at 70
  • 06-30Eugenio Terziani: Composer, dies at 64
  • 07-04Auguste Mermet: Composer, dies at 79
  • 07-07Giovanni Bottesini: Composer, dies at 67
  • 07-11Gyula Reviczky: Hungarian Author / poet, dies at 34
  • 07-13Carli Zoeller: Composer, dies at 49
  • 07-16Michele Amari: Italian Historian / Minister of Education, dies at 83
  • 08-04Carl Ludwig Amand Mangold: Composer, dies at 75
  • 08-05Willem Ruys J Dz: Ship owner, dies at 80
  • 08-17Ernst Franck: German Composer / conductor, dies at 42

Events in year of 1890

  • 01-02Alice Sanger becomes 1st female White House staffer
  • 01-031st US college-level dairy school opens at University of Wisconsin
  • 01-07W B Purvis patents fountain pen
  • 01-10Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Sapientiae Christianae
  • 01-211st issue of Propria Cures, Amsterdam student-weekly newspaper
  • 01-22Jose Marti forms La Liga (Union of Cuban exiles) in New York City
  • 01-25National Afro-American League forms in Chicago
  • 01-25United Mine Workers of America forms
  • 02-10Around 11M acres, ceded to US by Sioux Indians opens for settlement
  • 02-20Amsterdam Theater destroyed by fire
  • 02-27D Needham and P Kerrigan box 100 rounds (6 h 39 m), SF; match is draw
  • 03-011st US edition of Sherlock Holmes (Study in Scarlet) published
  • 03-02Oscar Fredriksen skates world record 5 km (9:19)
  • 03-181st US state naval militia organized (Massachusetts)
  • 03-20German Emperor Wilhelm II fires Republic chancellor Otto Von Bismarck
  • 03-21Austrian Jewish communities are defined by law
  • 03-24Start of Sherlock Holmes "The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge" (BG)
  • 04-06French troops under Captain Archinard occupy Segu, West-Sudan
  • 04-11Ellis Island designated as an immigration station
  • 04-14Pan American Day-1st conference of American states (Washington, DC)
  • 04-18New York Commission of Emigration ends, closing Castle Clinton
  • 04-19Henry Morton Stanley inaugurated in Brussels
  • 04-26Henry Morton Stanley inaugurated in London
  • 05-02Territory of Oklahoma created
  • 05-06Mormon Church renounces polygamy [1006-Truth Restored (Morman pub)]
  • 05-12Louisiana legalized prize fighting
  • 05-1318th Preakness: W Martin aboard Montague wins in 2:36.75
  • 05-13Lord Salisbury offers Germany Helgoland in exchange for Zanzibar, Uganda and Equatoria
  • 05-1416th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy aboard Riley wins in 2:45
  • 05-17Comic Cuts, 1st weekly comic paper, published in London

People born in year of 1890

  • 01-01Florence Lawrence: Hamilton, Ontario -- Silent screen actress (Confidence)
  • 01-04Alfred G Jodl: German Wehrmacht General / Chief of Staff
  • 01-04Mosa Pijade: Yugoslavia -- MP (communist)
  • 01-07Henny Porten: Magdeburg, Germany -- Silent screen star (Deception)
  • 01-07Maurice E McLoughlin: Tennis champ (US Open-1912)
  • 01-08Sandor Rado: Hungarian / US psycho analyst
  • 01-09Karel Capek: Czechoslovakia -- Writer (R U R); coined the word "robot"
  • 01-09Kurt Tucholsky: German journalist / writer (Panther Tiger & Co)
  • 01-10Douglas MacLean: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- Silent film comedian / producer (Going Up)
  • 01-11Monte Blue: Indianapolis, Indiana -- Silent film actor (Montana, Oh Boy)
  • 01-12Mordecai W Johnson: Educator
  • 01-16Karl Freund: Czech / Austrian cameraman / director
  • 01-16Lloyd Bacon: San Jose, California -- Actor (Charlie Chaplin)
  • 01-29Marguerite Canal: Composer
  • 01-31Adolf Bach: German language / sociologist (Deutsche Namenkunde)
  • 02-02Jean J M de Lattre de Tassigny: French General (Indo-China)
  • 02-03Charles [Andy] Correll: Peoria, Illinois -- Actor (Calvin & Colonel)
  • 02-06Anton Hermann Fokker: Avation pioneer
  • 02-08Claro Mayo Recto: Filipino nationalist / opponent of US colonialism
  • 02-09Jacobus J P Oud: Dutch architect / co-founder (Stijl)
  • 02-10Cor Ruys: Dutch actor (Princess Stage)
  • 02-11John P M L de Vries: Fairy tale writer
  • 02-15Robert Ley: German chemist / MP (NSDAP)
  • 02-16Semyon Semyonovich Bogatiryov: Composer
  • 02-18Adolphe Menjou: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- Actor (Front Page, Star is Born)
  • 02-18Edward Arnold: NYC, New York -- Actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington)
  • 02-18Lauri SA Haarla: Finnish (stage)writer (Juudas, Sukeltaja)
  • 02-24Antonio Massana: Composer
  • 02-24Marjorie Main [Tomlinson]: Action, Indiana -- Actress (Another Thin Man)
  • 02-25Myra Hess: London, England -- Concert pianist

People died in year of 1890

  • 01-07Augusta Maria L Katharina: Wife of German Emperor Wilhelm I, dies at 78
  • 01-07Hans Matthison-Hansen: Composer, dies at 82
  • 01-17Salomon Sulzer: Composer, dies at 85
  • 01-18Amadeus I FM: King of Spain (1870-73), dies at 44
  • 01-20Franz Paul Lachner: Composer, dies at 86
  • 01-30Karl Merz: Composer, dies at 53
  • 02-03Christophorus H D Buys Ballot: Dutch meteorologist, dies at 72
  • 02-18Guyla Andr ssy, Sr.: Earl / Premier of Hungary (1867-71), dies at 66
  • 03-13Henry Wylde: Composer, dies at 67
  • 04-02Marinus FAG Campbell: Bibliographer, dies at 70
  • 04-08Junius Morgan: Philanthropist, dies at 76
  • 04-17John Barnett: Composer, dies at 87
  • 05-06Hubert Leonard: Composer, dies at 71
  • 05-28Viktor Ernst Nessler: Composer, dies at 49
  • 06-03Henryk Oskar Kolberg: Composer, dies at 76
  • 06-20Theodore Edouard Dufaure de Lajarte: Composer, dies at 63
  • 06-28Edouard Gregoir: Composer, dies at 67
  • 06-30Samuel Parkman Tuckerman: Composer, dies at 71
  • 07-15Gottfried Keller: Writer, dies at 70
  • 07-29Vincent Van Gogh: Painter, dies in Auvers, France
  • 08-03Louise Ackermann-Choquet: French Author (Journal), dies at 76
  • 08-06John Hart or William Kemmler: United States -- 1st executed in electric chair (NY)
  • 08-11John Henry Newman: English cardinal, dies at 89
  • 08-22Vasile Alecsandri: Romania Poet / Foreign minister, dies at 69
  • 09-03Charles-A Chatrian: French writer (Waterloo), dies at 63
  • 09-03Willem Linnig, Jr.: Flemish Painter / graphic artist
  • 09-05Ludwig Deppe: Composer, dies at 61
  • 09-18Dion Boucicault: Irish / US actor / playwright (Octoroon), dies at 67
  • 09-22Johanna D Courtmans-Berchmans: Flemish author, dies at 79
  • 10-07John Hill Hewitt: Composer, dies at 89