Historical Events in August 1890

  • Aug 1 Cecil Rhodes' colonists reach Lundi
  • Aug 5 British & French accord to divide African colonization
  • Aug 6 Denton True "Cy" Young pitches and wins his 1st major league baseball game
  • Aug 6 At Auburn Prison in New York, murderer William Kemmler becomes first person to be executed by electric chair
  • Aug 9 First 44 Javans arrive in Suriname to work 5 years on sugar plantations
  • Aug 14 Cecil Rhodes' colonists reach Mashonaland (Fort Victoria)
  • Aug 16 Alexander Clark, journalist/lawyer, named minister to Liberia
  • Aug 25 Would be start of England/Australia Test Cricket at Old Trafford washed out
  • Aug 27 10th U.S. Men's National Championship: Oliver Campbell beats Henry Slocum (6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1)

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Aug 30 President Benjamin Harrison signed the first U.S. law requiring inspection of meat products

23rd US President Benjamin Harrison
23rd US President
Benjamin Harrison