Historical Events For Year 1891

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January 5, 1891

The foundation of the Australian Labor Party is an indirect result of the Australian shearers' strike.
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January 16, 1891

The beginning of the Chilean Civil War of 1891 takes place. Read More

January 20, 1891

The first native Texan to become the Texas State governor is Jim Hogg. Read More

March 3, 1891

The 51st United States Congress passes the International Copyright Act of 1891. Read More

March 12, 1891

The establishment of the Djurgårdens IF sports club takes place in Stockholm. Read More

March 15, 1891

The first escalator is patented by Jesse W. Reno at Coney Beach. Read More

March 18, 1891

The London-Paris telephone system officially opens. Read More

April 1, 1891

The establishment of the Wrigley Company takes place in Chicago. Read More

May, 1891

A claim is made by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad that he is the Promised Messiah. Read More

May 1, 1891

Giuseppe De Felice Giuffrida establishes the first Fascio dei lavoratori, or Workers League, in Sicily.
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May 5, 1891

The grand opening of the New York Music Hall takes place with guest conductor Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky as the first performance.
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May 15, 1891

Christian Democrat parties are created throughout Europe upon the issuance of the encyclical Rerum Novarum by Pope Leo XIII.
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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.
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June 21, 1891

Lucien and Paul Nunn use the Ames power plant to make the first long-distance transmission of an alternating current.
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June 25, 1891

The Strand Magazine features the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle.
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August 27, 1891

A defensive alliance is concluded between France and Russia. Read More

September 28, 1891

The Central Uruguay Railway Cricket Club is founded in Montevideo. Read More

October 1, 1891

Stanford University opens to the public in California. Read More

November 15, 1891

The First Brazilian Republic's constitution is enacted. Read More

November 28, 1891

The organization of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers takes place. Read More

December 22, 1891

The first asteroid to be discovered using photography is the Asteroid 323 Brucia. Read More