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Notable Historical Events - 1889

1889Édouard and André Michelin incorporate the Michelin tyre company

1889German Ferdinand von Zeppelin patents his "Navigable Balloon"

1889Daniel Williams forms Provident Hospital in Chicago

1889Gerhart Hauptmann's "Vor Sonnenaufgang," premieres in Berlin

1889George Eastman places Kodak Camera on sale for 1st time

1889Frederick Douglass named Minister to Haiti

1889Benjamin Harrison inaugurated as 23rd president

1889Thomas Edison shows his 1st motion picture

1889 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 3
Admissions convention meets in Ellensburg, WA, asks for statehood 
Jan 8
Dr Herman Hollerith receives 1st US patent for a mechanical tabulating machine 
Jan 10
Ivory Coast declared a protectorate of France 
Jan 15
The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is originally incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia. 
Jan 16
128°F (53°C), Cloncurry, Queensland (Australian record) 
Jan 22
Columbia Phonograph was formed in Washington, D.C. 
Jan 23
Daniel Williams forms Provident Hospital in Chicago 
Jan 30
John Herschel uses camera obscura to photograph 48" (120cm) telescope 
Jan 30
Victoria beat NSW after following on (NSW all out 63 needed 76) 
Jan 30
Archduke Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria, heir to the Austro-Hungarian crown, is found dead with his mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera in Mayerling. 
Feb 7
Astronomical Society of Pacific holds 1st meeting in SF 
Feb 8
Flood ravages Dutch coast 
Feb 9
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is established as a Cabinet-level agency. 
Feb 11
Meiji constitution of Japan adopted; 1st Diet convenes in 1890 
Feb 12
Caesar Francks Symphony in D, premieres 
Feb 12
Henrik Ibsens "Fruen fra Haven," premieres in Oslo 
Feb 14
1st train load of fruit (oranges) leaves LA for east 
Feb 22
US President Cleveland signs bill to admit Dakotas, Montana & Washington state to the union 
Mar 2
Kansas passes 1st US antitrust 
Mar 4
Benjamin Harrison inaugurated as 23rd president 
Mar 9
Battle at Gallabat (Metema): Mahdi's beat Abyssinian emperor John IV 
Mar 9
Kansas passes 1st general antitrust law in US 
Mar 12
Battle at Metema (Gallabad): Ethiopian Emperor Yohannes IV, defeated 
Mar 12
Start of South Africa's 1st Test, v England, Port Elizabeth 
Mar 14
August Strindberg's "Froken Julie" premieres in Copenhagen 
Mar 14
German Ferdinand von Zeppelin patents his "Navigable Balloon" 
Mar 15
6 US & German warships perish in harbor of Apia Samoa, 200 die 
Mar 23
Pres Harrison opens Oklahoma for white colonization 
Mar 23
The free Woolwich Ferry officially opens in east London. 
Mar 23
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was established by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in Qadian India. 
Mar 25
1st Test Cricket match played at Newlands, Cape Town v England 
Mar 26
Bernard Tancred carries bat for 26* out of 47! South Africa v England 
Mar 26
Johnny Briggs took 15-26 (7-17 & 8-11) v South Africa at Newlands 
Mar 26
South Africa all out 47, then follow-on all out 43 v England 
Mar 30
John T Reid opens 1st US golf course (Yonkers, NY) 
Mar 31
300m Eiffel Tower officially opens (commemorates French Revolution) 
Apr 1
1st dishwashing machine marketed (Chicago) 
Apr 3
Savings Bank of Order of True Reformers opens in Richmond, Va 
Apr 5
Start of Sherlock Holmes' "Adventure of Copper Beeches" (BG) 
Apr 6
George Eastman places Kodak Camera on sale for 1st time 
Apr 22
Oklahoma land rush officially started; some were "sooner" 
Apr 30
1st US national holiday, on centennial of Washington's inauguration 
May 1
2nd International Congress calls for 1st International Workers Day 1st May 1890 to mark protests in Chicago in 1886 
May 1
Bayer introduces aspirin in powder form (Germany) 
May 2
Abyssinian emperor Menelik II/Italy signs Treaty of Wichale 
May 6
Universal Exposition opens in Paris, Eiffel Tower completed 
May 9
15th Kentucky Derby: Thomas Kiley aboard Spokane wins in 2:34.50 
May 10
17th Preakness: W Anderson aboard Buddhist wins in 2:17.5 
May 14
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is launched in London. 
May 18
Jules Massenet's opera "Esclarmonde" premieres in Paris 
May 28
Édouard and André Michelin incorporate the Michelin tyre company 
May 29
August Strindberg's "Hemsoborna" premieres in Copenhagen 
May 31
Johnstown Flood; 2,209 die in Penn 
Jun 3
The Canadian Pacific Railway is completed from coast to coast. 
Jun 6
Great Fire in Seattle destroys 25 downtown blocks 
Jun 8
Cable Cars begin service in LA 
Jun 8
Start of Sherlock Holmes Adventure "Boscombe Valley Mystery" (BG) 
Jun 12
88 are killed in the Armagh rail disaster near Armagh in what is now Northern Ireland. 
Jun 13
2' of snow accumulates in Rawlins, Wyoming 
Jun 13
23rd Belmont: W Hayward aboard Eric wins in 2:47.25 
Jun 15
Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Stockbroker's Clerk" (BG) 
Jun 19
Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Man with the Twisted Lip" 
Jun 22
Louisville Colonels set ML baseball record with 26th consecutive loss 
Jul 1
Frederick Douglass named Minister to Haiti 
Jul 1
US mint at Carson City, Nevada reopens 
Jul 4
Washington state constitutional convention holds 1st meeting 
Jul 8
John L Sullivan KOs Jake Kilrain in 75 rounds (last bare-knuckle bout) 
Jul 8
Wall Street Journal begins publishing 
Jul 11
Tijuana in Mexico becomes a city 
Jul 13
6th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Hillyard beats Lena Rice (4-6 8-6 6-4) 
Jul 13
13th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats E Renshaw (6-4 6-1 3-6 6-0) 
Jul 30
Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Naval Treaty" (BG) 
Aug 10
Dan Rylands patents screw cap 
Aug 13
William Gray patents coin-operated telephone 
Aug 23
1st ship-to-shore wireless message received in US (SF) 
Aug 29
1st American International professional lawn tennis contest (Newport RI) 
Aug 31
Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Cardboard Box" (BG) 
Sep 5
German Christine Hardt patents the first modern brassiere 
Sep 6
King Kabaka Mwanga of Buganda resigns 
Sep 7
Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Engineer's Thumb" (BG) 
Sep 11
Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Crooked Man" (BG) 
Sep 23
Nintendo Koppai (Later Nintendo Company, Limited) founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce and market the playing card game Hanafuda. 
Sep 24
Alexander Dey patents dial time recorder 
Sep 28
The first General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) defines the length of a meter as the distance between two lines on a standard bar of an alloy of platinum with ten percent iridium, measured at the melting point of ice. 
Oct 1
Soccer team HFC Haarlem forms 
Oct 1
Washington voters adopt state constitution in referendum 
Oct 2
1st Pan American conference (Washington DC) 
Oct 2
In Colorado, Nicholas Creede strikes it rich in silver during the last great silver boom of the American Old West. 
Oct 6
Moulin Rogue opens in Paris 
Oct 6
Thomas Edison shows his 1st motion picture 
Oct 10
Barnard College is founded. 
Oct 15
Amsterdam Central Station officially opens 
Oct 18
1st all NYC World Series NY Giants (NL) play Bkln (AA) 
Oct 20
Gerhart Hauptmann's "Vor Sonnenaufgang," premieres in Berlin 
Oct 24
Softball rules adopted by Mid Winter Indoor Baseball League 
Oct 29
NY Giants (NL) beat Bkln (AA) in world series 6 games to 3 
Oct 29
Queen Victoria grants Cecil Rhodes rights to Zambezia 
Oct 29
Stanley Park dedicated in Vancouver, BC 
Nov 2
North Dakota becomes 39th & South Dakota becomes 40th state in the United States 
Nov 3
Chaplain Ariëns founds first roman catholic workers group 
Nov 4
Players League begins, declaring independence from baseball's NL 
Nov 5
Louisa Woosley first women to be ordained as a minister in any Presbyterian denomination (US Cumberland Presbyterian Church). 
Nov 8
Montana admitted as 41st state of the Union 
Nov 11
Washington admitted as 42nd state of USA 
Nov 14
New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) began her attempt to surpass fictitious journey of Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg by traveling around world in less than 80 days She succeeded, finishing the trip in January in 72 days and 6 hours 
Nov 15
Dom Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil, deposed; republic proclaimed 
Nov 17
Union Pacific begins daily through service, Chicago-Portland & SF 
Nov 18
Oahu Railway begins public service in Hawaii 
Nov 20
Gustav Mahler's 1st Symphony 
Nov 23
Debut of 1st jukebox (Palais Royale Saloon, San Francisco) 
Nov 27
1st permit issued to drive a car through Central Park (Curtis P Brady) 
Nov 27
Hermann Sudermann's "Ehre" premieres in Berlin 
Dec 4
Stanley's expedition reaches Bagamoyo in Indian Ocean 
Dec 7
Gilbert & Sullivans "Gondoliers" premieres in London 
Dec 9
President Harrison visits opening of Chicago Auditorium 
Dec 13
Belgium rules on women/child labor law 
Dec 14
American Academy of Political & Social Science organized, Phila 
Dec 19
Bishop Museum founded in Hawaii 
Dec 24
Daniel Stover & William Hance patent bicycle with back pedal brake 
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