Historical Events For Year 1890

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January 2, 1890

The first female staff member of the White House is Alice Sanger. Read More

January 15, 1890

The premiere of the Sleeping Beauty ballet with music by Tchaikovsky takes place at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in Russia.
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January 25, 1890

The establishment of the United Mine Workers of America takes place. Read More

February 9, 1890

The formation of the Weather Bureau takes place within the Department of Agriculture. Read More

February 24, 1890

The selection of Chicago hosting The Columbian Exposition takes place. Read More

March 8, 1890

The establishment of the North Dakota State University takes place in Fargo. Read More

March 28, 1890

The establishment of the Washington State University takes place in Pullman. Read More

April 14, 1890

The Commercial Bureau of the American Republics is created. Read More

May 31, 1890

The opening of the 5-story skylight Arcade takes places in Cleveland, Ohio. Read More

June 1, 1890

The tabulating machine invented by Herman Hollerith begins being utilized by the United States Census Bureau to tabulate census returns.
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June 27, 1890

George Dixon becomes the first black world champion in any sport upon his boxing defeat of the British bantamweight champion.
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July, 1890

Japan's first general election for the House of Representatives is held with the election of a lower house of the Diet of Japan by about 5% of the adult male population.
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July 1, 1890

The signing of the Heligoland–Zanzibar Treaty between Great Britain and Germany takes place.
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July 3, 1890

The admittance of Idaho as the 43rd U.S. state takes place. Read More

July 10, 1890

The admittance of Wyoming as the 44th U.S. state takes place. Read More

July 27, 1890

Vincent van Gogh attempts to commit suicide by shooting himself and dies two days later.
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August 6, 1890

The Auburn Prison in New York holds the first electric chair execution of William Kemmler.
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August 20, 1890

The borders of Mozambique and Angola are defined by Portugal and the United Kingdom according to the Treaty of London.
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October 9, 1890

Clément Ader's Ader Éole, the first steam-powered fixed-wing aircraft being solely powered, takes-off in Satory, France.
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October 11, 1890

Washington, D.C. is home to the establishment of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
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November 4, 1890

The City and South London Railway officially opens as the first deep level underground railway in London.
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November 29, 1890

Japan's Meiji Constitution goes into effect. Read More