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
  • Sep 24 The President of the Mormon Church Wilford Woodruff issues a manifesto advising members that the teaching and practice of polygamy should be abandoned
  • Dec 31 Ellis Island (NYC) opens as a US immigration depot
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World Leaders in 1890

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