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Old newspapers are an irreplaceable source for hundreds of years of history. The extraordinary events that have contributed to the growth of this world are available to you through the use of newspapers, and NewspaperArchive.com brings you easy access to such historical information. Our archive contains the most notable events, including those from the year 1889 such as the signing of an Act to Regulate Appointments in the Marine Hospital Service of the United States by President Cleveland, the incorporation of the Coca-Cola company as the Pemberton Medicine Company, the admittance of North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington as U.S. states, the Children's Charter being passed by the United Kingdom, the first jukebox being featured in San Francisco Palais Royale Saloon! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.

Historical Events
For Year 1889

There is no better source of the stories of yesterday, as they were actually told, than Newspaper Archives. Discover your ancestry with records from every world history event and find treasures that simply aren't available anywhere else. Newspaper Archives have preserved essential accounts of your family, famous people and events that shaped this nation for hundreds of years. What will you discover?

January 4, 1889

President Grover Cleveland signs an Act to Regulate Appointments in the Marine Hospital Service of the United States.
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January 8, 1889

A United States patent is granted to Herman Hollerith for his electric tabulating machine.
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January 15, 1889

The incorporation of the Coca-Cola company as the Pemberton Medicine Company takes place in Atlanta, Georgia.
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January 22, 1889

Washington, D.C. is home to the creation of the Columbia Phonograph. Read More

February 11, 1889

The adoption of the Meiji Constitution of Japan takes place. Read More

February 22, 1889

A bill is signed by President Grover Cleveland to admit North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington as official states of the United States of America.
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March 4, 1889

Benjamin Harrison succeeds Grover Cleveland as President of the United States. Read More

March 31, 1889

The inauguration of the Eiffel Tower takes place, becoming the tallest structure in the world to date by 130 m.
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April 10, 1889

The establishment of the Hammarby Roddförening takes place in Sweden. Read More

April 20, 1889

The Braunau am Inn in Austria-Hungary is home to the birth of Adolf Hitler. Read More

May 6, 1889

The opening of the Exposition Universelle takes place in Paris with the Eiffel Tower as its entrance arch.
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May 31, 1889

The British Royal Navy fleet strength is required to be equal to at least any two other countries according to the Naval Defence Act.
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June, 1889

The famous art piece The Starry Night is painted by Vincent van Gogh at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.
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June 3, 1889

The completion of the first electric power transmission line running long distance in the United States takes place between Willamette Falls and downtown Portland, Oregon.
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July 8, 1889

The first publication of The Wall Street Journal takes place in New York City. Read More

August 26, 1889

The United Kingdom passes the Children's Charter implementing criminal penalties to deter child abuse for the first time.
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September 23, 1889

The establishment of Nintendo as a playing card manufacturer takes place. Read More

October 2, 1889

The first International Conference of American States commences in Washington D.C. Read More

November, 1889

Costa Rica holds it's first free elections. Read More

November 2, 1889

The admittance of North Dakota and South Dakota as the 39th and 40th U.S. states takes place.
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November 8, 1889

The admittance of Montana as the 41st U.S. state takes place. Read More

November 11, 1889

The admittance of Washington as the 42nd U.S. state takes place. Read More

November 23, 1889

The San Francisco Palais Royale Saloon features the first jukebox to go into operation. Read More

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