What Happened in 1890 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 116 of 116

  • 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 254

  • Jun 6 Ted Lewis [Theodore Leopold Friedman], American entertainer, bandleader and musician (Is Everybody Happy?), born in Circleville, Ohio (d. 1971)
  • Jun 9 Leslie Banks, English actor/director (Jamaica Inn, 48 Hours)
  • Jun 10 Paul J M Lindemans, Flemish agricultural engineer/author
  • Jun 10 Powell Weaver, composer
  • Jun 10 Sessue Hayakawa, Japan, actor (Bridge on River Kwai, Hell to Eternity)
  • Jun 12 Egon Schiele, Austrian painter/graphic artist
  • Jun 14 May Allison, American actress (d. 1989)
  • Jun 15 Georg Wüst, Posen, German Oceanographer who provided the first complete understanding of the temperature, salinity and deep-current structure of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Jun 16 Stan Laurel, [Arthur S Jefferson], England, comedian (Laurel & Hardy)
  • Jun 19 Barbara Everest, actress (Fatal Witness, Inquest), born in London, England
  • Jun 21 Frank Sherman Land, The order of DeMolay founder (d. 1959)
  • Jun 25 Hans Marchwitza, German writer and communist, born in Scharley, Upper Silesia (d. 1965)
  • Jun 30 Gertrude McCoy, Sugar Valley GA, silent screen actress (Blue Bird)
  • Jun 30 Horace Chapman, cricketer (leg-spin all-rounder for South Africa in 2 Tests)
  • Jul 2 Earl Roy Curry, religious thinker and Kirtland Temple overseer (d. 1980)
  • Jul 5 Frederick Lewis Allen, American social historian (d. 1954)
  • Jul 6 Andrew Sandham, cricketer (Test cricket's 1st triple centurion)
  • Jul 7 Tom Powers, Owensboro KY, actor (Station West, Destination Moon)
  • Jul 8 Walter Hasenvlever, German writer, born in Aachen (d. 1940)
  • Jul 10 Andre Souris, composer
  • Jul 11 Arthur W Tedder of Glenguin, British air marshal (WW II)
  • Jul 11 Georg Annenkov, Russian/French painter
  • Jul 14 Ossip Zadkine, [Zadkin], Russ/French sculptor (Destroyed City)
  • Jul 18 Charles Wilson, President of General Motors (1940-53)/Sec of Def (1953-57)
  • Jul 18 Frank Forde, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1983)
  • Jul 20 Theda Bara, [Theodosia Goodman], actress (Love Goddeses), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jul 20 Verna Felton, Salinas California, actress (Hilda-December Bride)

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Jul 22 Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, mom of JFK, RFK & Ted, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1995)

Kennedy Family Matriarch Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
Kennedy Family Matriarch
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
  • Jul 25 Julian Rivero, actor (Son of Oklahoma, Via Pony Express), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jul 25 Tom O'Brien, actor (Physical Evidence), born in San Diego, California
  • Jul 27 Judith Lowry, Ft Sill OK, actress (Effect of Gamma Rays ...)
  • Jul 28 Marie Lohr, Australian actress (Pygmalion, Small Hotel), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jul 30 Casey Stengel, baseball manager (Yankees (1949-60)/NY Met's 1st)
  • Aug 1 George II, king of Greece
  • Aug 2 Pauline Hall, composer
  • Aug 2 Marin Sais, American actress (d. 1971)
  • Aug 4 Erich Weinert, German communist writer, born in Magdeburg (d. 1953)
  • Aug 4 Dolf Luque, Cuban baseball player (d. 1957)
  • Aug 5 Erich Kleiber, conductor (NBC Symphony 1945-46), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Aug 5 Hans Gál, Austrian-British composer (d. 1987)
  • Aug 5 Naum Gabo, [Pevsner], Russian/US sculptor (Stillife Flower)
  • Aug 9 Cesar Cortinas, composer
  • Aug 9 Eino Kaila, Finnish psychologist/philosopher
  • Aug 9 Sandor Jemnitz, composer
  • Aug 10 Angus L. MacDonald, Canadian politician (d. 1954)
  • Aug 11 Erich Wichman, Dutch fascist painter/sculptor
  • Aug 12 Al Goodman, Nikopol Russia, orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour)
  • Aug 13 [Lavinia] Marian Fleming Poe, African American advocate in Virginia
  • Aug 15 Jacques Ibert, composer (Escales), born in Paris, France
  • Aug 15 Elizabeth Bolden, American Supercentenarian (d. 2006)
  • Aug 15 Elvin M. Jellinek, American Physiologist and pioneer in the study of alcoholism, born in New York City
  • Aug 17 Harry L Hopkins, US politician (Loan & Lease law)
  • Aug 17 Stefan Bastyr, Polish aviator (d. 1920)
  • Aug 18 Walther Funk, German Nazi politician (d. 1960)
  • Aug 19 Yves Alix, French painter/graphic artist
  • Aug 20 H. P. Lovecraft, Providence, Rhode Island, American horror writer (At the Mountains of Madness, Weird Tales)
  • Aug 22 Floyd Henri Allport, US psychologist/sociologist
  • Aug 24 Duke Kahanamoku, Hawaii, swimmer (Olympics-3 gold/2 silver-12, 20, 24)
  • Aug 24 Franz Philipp, composer
  • Aug 24 Jean Rhys, British writer (d. 1979)
  • Aug 26 Tommy Andrews, cricketer (NSW & Aussie player of the 1920's)
  • Aug 27 Man Ray, American artist and photographer (Dada), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1976)
  • Aug 28 Ivor Gurney, English composer and poet, born in Gloucester (d. 1937)
  • Sep 3 J Patrick O'Malley, Forest City PA, actress (Courage of Black Beauty)
  • Sep 5 Albert H Edelkoort, theologist (Zondebesef)
  • Sep 6 Clara Kimball Young, Illinois, actress (Return of Chandu)
  • Sep 6 Manfred Gurlitt, composer

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Sep 9 Colonel Harland Sanders, American founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, born in Henryville, Indiana (d. 1980)

Businessman and Restaurateur Colonel Sanders
Businessman and Restaurateur
Colonel Sanders
  • Sep 10 Franz Werfel, Austria, author (40 Days of Musa Dagh)

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Sep 10 Elsa Schiaparelli, Italian fashion designer, born in Rome, Italy

Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli
Fashion Designer
Elsa Schiaparelli
  • Sep 11 Marius Moaritz Ulfrstad, composer
  • Sep 12 Guido Guerrini, composer

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Sep 15 Agatha Christie, English crime writer (Murder on Orient Express), born in Torquay, Devon (d. 1976)

Novelist Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie
  • Sep 15 Claude McKaye, Jamaica/US author (Songs of Jamaica, Banjo)
  • Sep 15 Frank Martin, Geneva Switzerland, composer (In Terra Fax)
  • Sep 16 Ernst Deutsch, [Dorian], Prague Czech, actor (Moon is Down, 3rd Man)
  • Sep 17 Lubov Tchernicheva, Russian ballerina
  • Sep 18 Vladimir Ambros, composer
  • Sep 22 Ferdinand Gonseth, Swiss mathematician/philosopher
  • Sep 23 Arthur Walter Kramer, composer
  • Sep 23 Friedrich Paulus, German Generalfieldmarshal (Stalingrad). Dies 1957.
  • Sep 24 Alan Herbert, England, journalist/writer (Punch, Helen)
  • Sep 24 Mike González, baseball player (d. 1977)
  • Oct 1 Alice Joyce, actress (Song O' My Heart), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Oct 1 Constantin Nottara, composer
  • Oct 1 Stanley Holloway, actor (Higgins-Our Man Higgins), born in London, England

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Oct 2 Groucho Marx, [Julius], comedian (Marx Bros, You Bet Your Life), born in NYC, New York

Comedian Groucho Marx
Groucho Marx
  • Oct 3 Henry Hull, actor (Tobacco Rd, Boys Town, High Sierra), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Oct 5 Kasimir Edschmid, [Karl E Schmidt], German writer
  • Oct 8 Cyril Rutherford "Snuffy" Browne, cricketer (pioneer WI Test player)
  • Oct 8 Eddie Rickenbacker, aviator "Ace of Aces" (WW I)
  • Oct 8 Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (d. 1971)
  • Oct 9 Aimee Semple McPherson, evangelist (Pentecostal)/radio preacher
  • Oct 9 Alfred Julius Swan, composer
  • Oct 9 Janis Medins, composer
  • Oct 12 Luis de Freitas Branco, composer
  • Oct 13 Conrad Richter, writer (Light in the Forest)
  • Oct 13 Gosta Nystroem, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 14 Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th US President (R, 1953-61) and WWII general, born in Denison, Texas

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Oct 14 Frank Conroy, Derby England, actor (Call of the Wild)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Deaths

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