What Happened In History Year 1890

Historical Events for the Year 1890

  • 1st January » Eritrea is consolidated into a colony by the Italy known as Italian government.
  • 1st January » The Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, is first held.
  • 22nd January » The United Mine Workers of America is founded in Columbus, Ohio.
  • 25th January » Nellie Bly completes her round-the-world journey in 72 days.
  • 4th March » The longest bridge in Great Britain, the Forth Bridge (railway) Forth Rail Bridge in Scotland, measuring Convert 1710 ft m long, is opened by the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII.
  • 27th March » A tornado strikes Louisville, Kentucky, killing 76 and injuring 200.
  • 7th April » Completion of the first Lake Biwa Canal.
  • 14th April » The Pan-American Union is founded by the First International Conference of American States in Washington, D.C.
  • 1st July » Canada and Bermuda are linked by telegraphy or telegraph cable.
  • 2nd July » The Congress of the United States known as U.S. Congress passes the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.
  • 3rd July » Idaho is admitted as the 43rd U.S. state.
  • 10th July » Wyoming is admitted as the 44th U.S. state.
  • 27th July » Vincent van Gogh shoots himself and dies two days later.
  • 6th August » At Auburn Correctional Facility called Auburn Prison in New York, murderer William Kemmler becomes the first person to be Capital punishment or executed by electric chair.
  • 7th August » Anna Månsdotter becomes the last woman in Sweden to be executed, for the 1889 Yngsjö murder.
  • 12th September » Harare known as Salisbury, Rhodesia, is founded.
  • 24th September » The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially 1890 Manifesto called renounces Mormonism and polygamy called polygamy.
  • 25th September » The United States Congress establishes Sequoia National Park.
  • 1st October » Yosemite National Park is established by the United States Congress named U.S. Congress.
  • 11th October » In Washington, DC, the Daughters of the American Revolution is founded.
  • 23rd November » King William III of the Netherlands dies without a male heir and a special law is passed to allow his daughter Wilhelmina of the Netherlands e.g Princess Wilhelmina to succeed him.
  • 29th November » The Meiji Constitution goes into effect in Japan, and the first Diet of Japan called Diet convenes.
  • 15th December » Hunkpapa Lakota people called Lakota leader Sitting Bull is killed on Standing Rock Indian Reservation, leading to the Wounded Knee Massacre.
  • 22nd December » Cornwallis Valley Railway begins operation between Kentville and Kingsport, Nova Scotia.
  • 29th December » Wounded Knee Massacre on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, 300 Lakota people e.g Lakota killed by the 7th Cavalry Regiment (United States) called US Army.

Historical events for the year 1890 by month