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Notable Historical Events - 1890

1890German emperor Wilhelm II fires republic chancellor Otto Von Bismarck

1890President Benjamin Harrison signed the first U.S. law requiring inspection of meat products

1890 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Eritrea is consolidated into a colony by the Italian government. 
Jan 2
Alice Sanger becomes 1st female White House staffer 
Jan 2
Record 19'2" alligator shot in Louisiana by E A McIlhenny 
Jan 3
1st US college-level dairy school opens at University of Wisconsin 
Jan 7
W B Purvis patents fountain pen 
Jan 10
Edward Macdowell's "Lancelot & Elaine," premieres 
Jan 10
Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Sapientiae Christianae 
Jan 21
1st issue of Propria Cures, Amsterdam student-weekly newspaper 
Jan 22
Jose Marti forms La Liga (Union of Cuban exiles) in NYC 
Jan 25
National Afro-American League forms in Chicago 
Jan 25
Nellie Bly beats Phileas Fogg's time around world by 8 days (72 days) 
Jan 25
United Mine Workers of America forms 
Feb 10
Around 11 million acres ceded to US by Sioux Indians opens for settlement 
Feb 14
1st NSW v South Australia 1st-class cricket game 
Feb 20
Amsterdam Theater destroyed by fire 
Feb 27
D Needham & P Kerrigan box 100 rounds (6 h 39 m), SF; match is draw 
Mar 1
1st US edition of Sherlock Holmes (Study in Scarlet) published 
Mar 2
Oscar Fredriksen skates world record 5 km (9:19) 
Mar 4
The longest bridge in the Great Britain, the Forth Bridge (railway) (1,710 ft) in Scotland is opened by the Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VII. 
Mar 18
1st US state naval militia organized (Massachusetts) 
Mar 20
General Federation of Womans' Clubs founded 
Mar 20
German emperor Wilhelm II fires republic chancellor Otto Von Bismarck 
Mar 21
Austrian Jewish communities are defined by law 
Mar 24
Start of Sherlock Holmes "The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge" (BG) 
Mar 27
A tornado strikes Louisville, Kentucky, killing 76 and injuring 200. 
Apr 6
French troops under capt Archinard occupy Segu, West-Sudan 
Apr 7
Completion of the first Lake Biwa Canal. 
Apr 11
Ellis Island, New York, designated as an immigration station 
Apr 14
Pan American Day-1st conference of American states (Wash DC) 
Apr 18
NY Commission of Emigration ends, closing Castle Clinton 
Apr 19
Henry Morton Stanley inaugurated in Brussels 
Apr 26
Henry Morton Stanley inaugurated in London 
Apr 27
French troops under Capt Archinard occupy Oussebougou West Sudan 
May 2
Territory of Oklahoma created 
May 6
Mormon Church renounces polygamy [1006-Truth Restored (Morman pub)] 
May 12
Louisiana legalized prize fighting 
May 12
The first-ever official cricket County Championship match begins. Yorkshire beats Gloucestershire by eight wickets at Bristol. George Ulyett scores the first century in the competition. 
May 13
18th Preakness: W Martin aboard Montague wins in 2:36.75 
May 13
Lord Salisbury offers Helgoland to Germany in exchange for Zanzibar, Uganda & Equatoria 
May 14
16th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy aboard Riley wins in 2:45 
May 17
Clyde Fitch's "Beau Brummel" premieres in NYC 
May 17
Comic Cuts, 1st weekly comic paper, published in London 
May 17
Pietro Mascagni's opera "Rustic Chivalry" premieres in Rome at the Teatro Costanzi 
May 24
Caprivi succeeds Bismarck as chancellor of Germany 
May 24
Geo Train & Sam Wall circle world in record 67 days, Tacoma-Tacoma 
May 24
Tivoli Theater of Varities opens in London 
May 30
1st Dodger home run (Dave Foutz) 
Jun 1
US census at 62,622,250 
Jun 6
United States Polo Association forms, NYC 
Jun 9
Opera "Robin Hood" premieres in Chicago 
Jun 10
24th Belmont: Pike Barnes riding Burlington wins in 2:07.75 
Jun 13
Eagle Ave in the Bronx is cut out & named 
Jun 23
In an effort to solve the 'Uitlander' grievances regarding voting rights, President Paul Kruger institutes a Second Volksraad, responsible for controlling local matters. 
Jun 27
Cecil Rhodes' colonies attack Motlousi in Matabeleland 
Jun 27
George Dixon becomes 1st black boxing champ (Bantam weight) 
Jul 1
Great-Britain & Germany sign Zanzibar-Helgoland Treaty 
Jul 1
Canada and Bermuda are linked by telegraph cable. 
Jul 2
Congress passes Sherman Antitrust Act 
Jul 3
Idaho admitted as 43rd US state 
Jul 3
King Leopold II gives Congo, previously a private possession, to Belgium 
Jul 10
Wyoming becomes 44th state of US (1st with female suffrage) 
Jul 17
Cecil Rhodes becomes premier of Cape colony 
Jul 20
"Gibbons Stamp Monthly" begins publishing 
Jul 20
Snow & hail in Calais, Maine 
Jul 23
Jack Barrett carries his cricket bat for Australia at Lord's (67) 
Jul 23
14th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Willoughby Hamilton beats W Renshaw (6-8 6-2 3-6 6-1 6-1) 
Aug 1
Cecil Rhodes' colonies reach Lundi 
Aug 5
British & French accord to divide African colonization 
Aug 6
Denton True "Cy" Young pitches and wins his 1st major league baseball game 
Aug 6
At Auburn Prison, New York murderer William Kemmler becomes first person to be executed by electric chair. 
Aug 9
First 44 Javans arrive in Suriname to work 5 years on sugar plantations 
Aug 14
Cecil Rhodes' colonies reach Mashonaland (Fort Victoria) 
Aug 16
Alexander Clark, journalist/lawyer, named minister to Liberia 
Aug 25
Would be start of England/Australia Test Cricket at Old Trafford washed out 
Aug 30
President Benjamin Harrison signed the first U.S. law requiring inspection of meat products 
Sep 1
1st baseball tripleheader-Boston vs Pittsburgh 
Sep 3
Oliver S Campbell wins US Tennis Open 
Sep 12
Cecil Rhodes' colonies reach Mashonaland and found Fort Salisbury (now Harare, Zimbabwe). 
Sep 13
Cecil Rhodes' colonies hoist Union Jack in Mashonaland & Salisbury 
Sep 19
Turkish frigate "Ertogrul" burns off of Japan, kills 540 
Sep 23
Ed Cartwright bats in 7 RBIs in 1 inning 
Sep 24
President of Mormon Church in Salt Lake City issues a manifesto advising members that teaching & practice of polygamy should be abandoned 
Sep 25
Congress establishes Yosemite National Park (California) 
Sep 25
Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Silver Blaze" (BG) 
Sep 26
US stops minting $1 & $3 gold coin & 3 cent piece 
Oct 1
Congress creates Weather Bureau 
Oct 1
Yosemite National Park forms 
Oct 3
Capt Guillaume of Kerckhoven marches into Boma Congo 
Oct 6
Mormon Church outlaws polygamy 
Oct 9
Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Red-Headed League" 
Oct 11
1st 100 yard dash under 10 seconds (John Owens 9-4/5 secs, Wash DC) 
Oct 11
Daughters of American Revolution founded 
Oct 13
The Delta Chi fraternity is founded by 11 law students at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. 
Oct 15
Alabama Penny Savings Bank organizes in Birmingham 
Oct 18
John Owen is 1st man to run 100 yd dash in under 10 seconds 
Oct 23
Opera "Prince Igor" is produced (St Petersburg) 
Oct 28
Last NL-AA World Series game Bkln ties Louisville 3 games & 1 tie 
Nov 4
Great Britain proclaims Zanzibar as a protectorate 
Nov 4
Prince of Wales opens first underground station at Stockwell, South London 
Nov 4
Alexander Borodin's opera "Prince Igor" premieres in Petersburg 
Nov 11
D McCree patents portable fire escape 
Nov 20
Pope Leo XIII encyclical "On Slavery in the Missions" 
Nov 23
King William III of the Netherlands dies (b. 1817) without a male heir and a special law passed to allow his daughter Princess Wilhelmina to inherit. 
Nov 23
General elections in Italy. 
Nov 27
1st signal box for SF Police Department goes into operation 
Nov 29
1st US Army - US Navy football game, Score: Navy 24, Army 0 at West Point 
Dec 5
Berlioz' opera "Les Troyens" premieres in Karlsruhe 
Dec 16
Negro Methodist Episcopal Church founded in Jackson, TN 
Dec 18
Lugards expedition to Mengo/Kampala, Uganda 
Dec 19
Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Beryl Coronet" (BG) 
Dec 21
Pim Mulier 1st & only trip to "Alvesteddetocht" 
Dec 22
Cornwallis Valley Railway begins operation between Kingsport and Kentville, Nova Scotia. 
Dec 26
King Mwanga of Uganda signs contract with East Africa Company 
Dec 29
US 7th Cavalry massacre 200+ captive Sioux at Wounded Knee, SD 
Dec 31
Ellis Island (NYC) opens as a US immigration depot 
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