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

Events in year of 1891

  • 01-01French troops occupy Nioro, West-Sudan, 3000 killed
  • 01-01King Pakketvaart sails to the Netherlands Indies
  • 01-27Mine explosion kills 109 at Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania
  • 02-061st great train robbery by Dalton Gang (Southern Pacific #17)
  • 02-07Great Blizzard of 1891 begins
  • 02-091st shipment of asparagus arrives in SF from Sacramento
  • 02-261st buffalo purchased for Golden Gate Park
  • 02-26Henrik Ibsens "Hedda Gabler, " premieres in Oslo
  • 03-03Congress creates Office of Supt of Immigration (Treasury Department)
  • 03-03Congress creates US Courts of Appeal
  • 03-03Office of Superintendent of Immigration (Treasury Department) created
  • 03-17British Steamer "Utopia" sinks off Gibraltar killing 574
  • 03-18Britain is linked to the continent by Telephone
  • 03-21A Hatfield marries a McCoy, ends long feud in West Virginia it started with an accusation of pig-stealing and lasted 20 years
  • 03-231st jazz concert was held at Carnegie Hall
  • 03-281st world weightlifting championship held
  • 04-01London-Paris telephone connection opens
  • 04-01Painter Gauguin leaves Marseille for Tahiti
  • 04-07Nebraska introduces 8 hour work day
  • 04-23Jews are expelled from Moscow Russia
  • 04-24Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Final Problem"
  • 04-25President Benjamin Harrison visits San Francisco
  • 05-05Music Hall (Carnegie Hall) opens in NY, Tchaikovsky as guest conductor
  • 05-06Conductors on London General Omnibus Company go on strike
  • 05-07Battle in Bunyoro: Captain F Lugard stops Moslem rebellion, 300 killed
  • 05-12Riot against tax increase in Paramaribo Suriname
  • 05-15British Central African Protectorate (now Malawi) forms
  • 05-15Jules Massenets opera "Griselde, " premieres in Paris
  • 05-15Operations begin at Philips and Co in Holland
  • 05-15Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Rerum novarum

People born in year of 1891

  • 01-01Frank Pettingell: Liverpool, England -- Actor (Gaslight, Goose Steps Out)
  • 01-08Bronislava Nijinska: Ballet choreographer
  • 01-08Walter Bothe: Germany -- Subatomic particle physicist (Nobel 1954)
  • 01-09August Gailit: Estonia -- Writer (Ekke Moor)
  • 01-10Jos Speybrouck: Flemish painter
  • 01-17Norman "Squab" Read: US aviator who lived to be 101
  • 01-17Walter Eucken: German economist
  • 01-20Mischa Elman: Talnoye, Ukraine -- US violinist
  • 01-21Francisco Lazaro: Portuguese runner
  • 01-21Nikolay Semyonovich Golovanov: Composer
  • 01-21Timothy Mather Spelman: Composer
  • 01-22Franz Alexander: Hungarian / US psycho analytical
  • 01-22Moise Kisling: Polish / French painter (La Souris Boiteuse)
  • 01-23Antonio Gramsci: Italian philosopher / marxist theorist
  • 01-24Walter Model: German Field Marshal
  • 01-25Dame Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies: Britian -- Actress (Cleopatra)
  • 01-25William C Bullitt: 1st US ambassador to USSR
  • 01-26Ilya G Ehrenburg: Kiev, Ukraine -- Writer (Fall of Paris, The Thaw)
  • 01-27Ilja Ehrenburg: Writer
  • 01-28Camille Melloy [Paepe]: Belgian poet (Parfum des Buis)
  • 01-28Karel Boleslav Jirak: Composer
  • 01-29R N Williams II: Tennis champ (US Open-1914)
  • 01-31Max Drischner: Composer
  • 02-01James Price Johnson: Composer
  • 02-02Antonio Segni: Premier / President (Italy)
  • 02-02Frank Foyston: NHL Hall of Famer (Seattle)
  • 02-03Peter H "Paul" Huf: Actor / director (Great Netherlands Stage)
  • 02-04Yuri Losmann: Estonia -- Marathon runner (1920 Olympics - Silver Medalist)
  • 02-05Elizabeth Ryan: Anaheim, California -- Doubles tennis champ (6 time Wimbled)
  • 02-05Karl L Schmidt: German / Swiss theologist (Urchristentum)

People died in year of 1891

  • 01-05Guillaume L Baud: Dutch Minister of Colonies (1848-49), dies at 89
  • 01-07Carl Gottfried Wilhelm Taubert: Composer, dies at 79
  • 01-08Fredrik Pacius: Composer, dies at 81
  • 01-16Clement-Philibert-Leo Delibes: Composer, dies at 54
  • 01-17Johannes Josephus Hermanus Verhulst: Composer, dies at 74
  • 01-20David Kalakahua: Emperor of Hawaii
  • 01-21Calixa Lavallee: Composer, dies at 48
  • 01-23Boudouin LPMCAJL: Prince of Belgium / Count of Flaanders, dies at 21
  • 01-26Nicholaus Otto: Auto pioneer (internal combustion engine)
  • 01-31Ernest Meissonier: French Painter / etcher / sculptor, dies at 75
  • 02-09Johan B Jongkind: Dutch / French Painter (Winter View), dies at 71
  • 02-13David Dixon Porter: US rear Admiral (Union), dies at 77
  • 02-14William Tecumseh Sherman: Union Civil War General, dies at 71
  • 02-15William Sherman: Union General in Civil War
  • 03-17Napoleon JKP Bonaparte: French prince / member National Convention, dies at 68
  • 03-29Georges-Pierre Seurat: French Painter (Pointillism), dies at 31
  • 04-07Phineas T Barnum: US circus promoter (B & Bailey), dies at 88
  • 04-15Stephen Albert Emery: Composer, dies at 49
  • 04-17Jules Eugene Abraham Alary: Composer, dies at 77
  • 04-24Count Helmuth K B von Moltke: Prussian General / Field Marshal
  • 05-04Sherlock Holmes: "dies" at Reichenbach Falls
  • 05-08Helena Petrovina Blavatsky: Russian theosophist
  • 05-23Ignace Xavier Joseph Leybach: Composer, dies at 73
  • 05-26Frederick Bowen Jewson: Composer, dies at 67
  • 06-14Nicolo Gabrielli: Composer, dies at 77
  • 06-23Francis Henry Brown: Composer, dies at 73
  • 06-24Ann Sheppard Mounsey: Composer, dies at 80
  • 06-28Jose Inzenga y Castellanos: Composer, dies at 63
  • 07-03Stefano Golinelli: Composer, dies at 72
  • 07-04Frederic Louis Ritter: Composer, dies at 67