Historical Events for Year 1890
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Jan 1st - Eritrea is consolidated into a colony by the Italian government.
Jan 2nd - Alice Sanger becomes 1st female White House staffer
Jan 2nd - Record 19'2" alligator shot in Louisiana by E A McIlhenny
Jan 3rd - 1st US college-level dairy school opens at University of Wisconsin
Jan 7th - W B Purvis patents fountain pen
Jan 10th - Edward Macdowell's "Lancelot & Elaine," premieres
Jan 10th - Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Sapientiae Christianae
Jan 21st - 1st issue of Propria Cures, Amsterdam student-weekly newspaper
Jan 22nd - Jose Marti forms La Liga (Union of Cuban exiles) in NYC
Jan 25th - National Afro-American League forms in Chicago
Jan 25th - Nellie Bly beats Phileas Fogg's time around world by 8 days (72 days)
Jan 25th - United Mine Workers of America forms
Feb 10th - Around 11 million acres ceded to US by Sioux Indians opens for settlement
Feb 14th - 1st NSW v South Australia 1st-class cricket game
Feb 20th - Amsterdam Theater destroyed by fire
Feb 27th - D Needham & P Kerrigan box 100 rounds (6 h 39 m), SF; match is draw
Mar 1st - 1st US edition of Sherlock Holmes (Study in Scarlet) published
Mar 2nd - Oscar Fredriksen skates world record 5 km (9:19)
Mar 4th - 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 18th - 1st US state naval militia organized (Massachusetts)
Mar 20th - General Federation of Womans' Clubs founded
German Statesman Otto Von Bismarck Mar 20th - German Emperor Wilhelm II fires republic chancellor Otto Von Bismarck
Mar 21st - Austrian Jewish communities are defined by law
Mar 24th - Start of Sherlock Holmes "The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge" (BG)
Mar 27th - A tornado strikes Louisville, Kentucky, killing 76 and injuring 200.
Mar 28th - 52nd Grand National: Arthur Nightingall aboard Ilex wins
Apr 6th - French troops under capt Archinard occupy Segu, West-Sudan
Apr 7th - Completion of the first Lake Biwa Canal.
Apr 11th - Ellis Island, New York, designated as an immigration station
Apr 14th - Pan American Day-1st conference of American states (Wash DC)
Apr 18th - NY Commission of Emigration ends, closing Castle Clinton
Apr 19th - Henry Morton Stanley inaugurated in Brussels
Apr 26th - Henry Morton Stanley inaugurated in London
Apr 27th - French troops under Capt Archinard occupy Oussebougou West Sudan
May 2nd - Territory of Oklahoma created
May 6th - Mormon Church renounces polygamy [1006-Truth Restored (Morman pub)]
May 12th - Louisiana legalized prize fighting
May 12th - 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 13th - 18th Preakness: W Martin aboard Montague wins in 2:36.75
May 13th - Lord Salisbury offers Helgoland to Germany in exchange for Zanzibar, Uganda & Equatoria
May 14th - 16th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy aboard Riley wins in 2:45
May 17th - Clyde Fitch's "Beau Brummel" premieres in NYC
May 17th - Comic Cuts, 1st weekly comic paper, published in London
May 17th - Pietro Mascagni's opera "Rustic Chivalry" premieres in Rome at the Teatro Costanzi
May 24th - Caprivi succeeds Bismarck as chancellor of Germany
May 24th - Geo Train & Sam Wall circle world in record 67 days, Tacoma-Tacoma
May 24th - Tivoli Theater of Varities opens in London
May 30th - 1st Dodger home run (Dave Foutz)
Jun 1st - US census at 62,622,250
Jun 6th - United States Polo Association forms, NYC
Jun 9th - Opera "Robin Hood" premieres in Chicago
Jun 10th - 24th Belmont: Pike Barnes riding Burlington wins in 2:07.75
Jun 13th - Eagle Ave in the Bronx is cut out & named
Jun 13th - 4th U.S. Women's National Championship: Ellen Roosevelt beats Bertha Townsend (6-2, 6-2)
Jun 23rd - In an effort to solve the 'Uitlander' grievances regarding voting rights, President Paul Kruger institutes a Second Volksraad, responsible for controlling local matters.
Jun 27th - Cecil Rhodes' colonies attack Motlousi in Matabeleland
Jun 27th - George Dixon becomes 1st black boxing champ (Bantam weight)
Jul 1st - Great-Britain & Germany sign Zanzibar-Helgoland Treaty
Jul 1st - Canada and Bermuda are linked by telegraph cable.
Jul 2nd - Congress passes Sherman Antitrust Act
Jul 3rd - Idaho admitted as 43rd US state
Jul 3rd - King Leopold II gives Congo, previously a private possession, to Belgium
Jul 10th - Wyoming becomes 44th state of US (1st with female suffrage)
Jul 17th - Cecil Rhodes becomes premier of Cape colony
Jul 20th - "Gibbons Stamp Monthly" begins publishing
Jul 20th - Snow & hail in Calais, Maine
Jul 23rd - Jack Barrett carries his cricket bat for Australia at Lord's (67)
Jul 23rd - 14th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Willoughby Hamilton beats W Renshaw (6-8 6-2 3-6 6-1 6-1)
Aug 1st - Cecil Rhodes' colonies reach Lundi
Aug 5th - British & French accord to divide African colonization
Aug 6th - Denton True "Cy" Young pitches and wins his 1st major league baseball game
Aug 6th - At Auburn Prison, New York murderer William Kemmler becomes first person to be executed by electric chair.
Aug 9th - First 44 Javans arrive in Suriname to work 5 years on sugar plantations
Aug 14th - Cecil Rhodes' colonies reach Mashonaland (Fort Victoria)
Aug 16th - Alexander Clark, journalist/lawyer, named minister to Liberia
Aug 25th - Would be start of England/Australia Test Cricket at Old Trafford washed out
Aug 27th - 10th U.S. Men's National Championship: Oliver Campbell beats Henry Slocum (6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1)
23rd US President Benjamin Harrison Aug 30th - President Benjamin Harrison signed the first U.S. law requiring inspection of meat products
Sep 1st - 1st baseball tripleheader-Boston vs Pittsburgh
Sep 11th - 30th British Golf Open: John Ball shoots a 164 at Prestwick Golf Club
Sep 12th - Cecil Rhodes' colonies reach Mashonaland and found Fort Salisbury (now Harare, Zimbabwe).
Sep 13th - Cecil Rhodes' colonies hoist Union Jack in Mashonaland & Salisbury
Sep 19th - Turkish frigate "Ertogrul" burns off of Japan, kills 540
Sep 23rd - Ed Cartwright bats in 7 RBIs in 1 inning
Sep 24th - President of Mormon Church in Salt Lake City issues a manifesto advising members that teaching & practice of polygamy should be abandoned
Sep 25th - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Silver Blaze" (BG)
Sep 26th - US stops minting $1 & $3 gold coin & 3 cent piece
Oct 1st - Congress creates Weather Bureau
Oct 1st - Congress establishes Yosemite National Park (California)
Oct 3rd - Capt Guillaume of Kerckhoven marches into Boma Congo
Oct 6th - Mormon Church outlaws polygamy
Oct 9th - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Red-Headed League"
Oct 11th - 1st 100 yard dash under 10 seconds (John Owens 9-4/5 secs, Wash DC)
Oct 11th - Daughters of American Revolution founded
Oct 13th - The Delta Chi fraternity is founded by 11 law students at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
Oct 15th - Alabama Penny Savings Bank organizes in Birmingham
Oct 18th - John Owen is 1st man to run 100 yd dash in under 10 seconds
Oct 23rd - Opera "Prince Igor" is produced (St Petersburg)
Oct 28th - Last NL-AA World Series game Bkln ties Louisville 3 games & 1 tie
Nov 4th - Great Britain proclaims Zanzibar as a protectorate
Nov 4th - Prince of Wales opens first underground station at Stockwell, South London
Nov 4th - Alexander Borodin's opera "Prince Igor" premieres in Petersburg
Nov 11th - D McCree patents portable fire escape
Nov 20th - Pope Leo XIII encyclical "On Slavery in the Missions"
Nov 23rd - 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 23rd - General elections in Italy.
Nov 27th - 1st signal box for SF Police Department goes into operation
Nov 29th - 1st US Army - US Navy football game, Score: Navy 24, Army 0 at West Point
Dec 5th - Berlioz' opera "Les Troyens" premieres in Karlsruhe
Dec 16th - Negro Methodist Episcopal Church founded in Jackson, TN
Dec 18th - Lugards expedition to Mengo/Kampala, Uganda
Dec 19th - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Beryl Coronet" (BG)
Dec 21st - Pim Mulier 1st & only trip to "Alvesteddetocht"
Dec 22nd - Cornwallis Valley Railway begins operation between Kingsport and Kentville, Nova Scotia.
Dec 26th - King Mwanga of Uganda signs contract with East Africa Company
Dec 29th - US 7th Cavalry massacre 200+ captive Sioux at Wounded Knee, SD
Dec 31st - Ellis Island (NYC) opens as a US immigration depot