Historical Events For Year 1889

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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