What Happened in 1891

Significant Events

  • May 5 Music Hall (Carnegie Hall) opens in New York, Tchaikovsky is guest conductor
  • May 20 History of cinema: The first public display of Thomas Edison's prototype kinetoscope to members of the National Federation of Women's Club
  • Dec 21 1st game of basketball, based on rules created by James Naismith, played by 18 students in Springfield, Massachusetts
More Historical Events

Did You Know?

George A. Hormel & Co establishes Geo. A.Hormel & Co. (Hormel Foods Corporation) in Austin, Minnesota

On May 16, 1891


World Leaders in 1891

Famous People in 1891

Famous Weddings

  • Mar 21 A Hatfield marries a McCoy, ends long feud in West Virginia it started with an accusation of pig-stealing & lasted 20 years
  • Mar 24 56th UK Prime Minister Bonar Law (32) weds Annie Robley at West Free Church in Helensburgh, Scotland
  • Jul 8 Future US President Warren G. Harding (25) weds publisher Florence DeWolfe (30) in Marion, Ohio