Records of past events have been kept through the use of newspapers for many years. They are an irreplaceable source that NewspaperArchive has utilized to feature the most notable events, including those from the year 1891 such as the beginning of the Chilean Civil War, the International Copyright Act being passed by the 51st United States Congress, the opening of the London-Paris telephone system, the grand opening of the New York Music Hall, the enactment of the constitution of the First Brazilian Republic, and so much more! 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.
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January 5, 1891
The foundation of the Australian Labor Party is an indirect result of the Australian shearers' strike.
January 16, 1891
The beginning of the Chilean Civil War of 1891 takes place.
January 20, 1891
The first native Texan to become the Texas State governor is Jim Hogg.
March 3, 1891
The 51st United States Congress passes the International Copyright Act of 1891.
March 12, 1891
The establishment of the Djurgårdens IF sports club takes place in Stockholm.
March 15, 1891
The first escalator is patented by Jesse W. Reno at Coney Beach.
March 18, 1891
The London-Paris telephone system officially opens.
April 1, 1891
The establishment of the Wrigley Company takes place in Chicago.
A claim is made by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad that he is the Promised Messiah.
May 1, 1891
Giuseppe De Felice Giuffrida establishes the first Fascio dei lavoratori, or Workers League, in Sicily.
May 5, 1891
The grand opening of the New York Music Hall takes place with guest conductor Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky as the first performance.
May 15, 1891
Christian Democrat parties are created throughout Europe upon the issuance of the encyclical Rerum Novarum by Pope Leo XIII.
May 20, 1891
The first display of a prototype kinetoscope invented by Thomas Edison takes place for a National Federation of Women's Clubs convention.
June 21, 1891
Lucien and Paul Nunn use the Ames power plant to make the first long-distance transmission of an alternating current.
June 25, 1891
The Strand Magazine features the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle.
August 27, 1891
A defensive alliance is concluded between France and Russia.
September 28, 1891
The Central Uruguay Railway Cricket Club is founded in Montevideo.
October 1, 1891
Stanford University opens to the public in California.
November 15, 1891
The First Brazilian Republic's constitution is enacted.
November 28, 1891
The organization of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers takes place.
December 22, 1891
The first asteroid to be discovered using photography is the Asteroid 323 Brucia.