What Happened in 1890

Significant Events

  • Mar 20 German Emperor Wilhelm II fires chancellor Otto von Bismarck
  • Aug 6 At Auburn Prison in New York, murderer William Kemmler becomes first person to be executed by electric chair
  • Dec 31 Ellis Island (NYC) opens as a US immigration depot
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The President of the Mormon Church Wilford Woodruff issues a manifesto advising members that the teaching and practice of polygamy should be abandoned

On September 24, 1890


World Leaders in 1890

Famous People in 1890

Would You Believe?

Record 19.2 feet alligator shot in Louisiana by American businessman Edward Avery McIlhenny

On January 2, 1890

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