January 1889 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 3 Admissions convention meets in Ellensburg, WA, asks for statehood
  • Jan 8 Dr Herman Hollerith receives 1st US patent for a mechanical tabulating machine
  • Jan 10 Ivory Coast declared a protectorate of France
  • Jan 15 The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jan 16 128°F (53°C), Cloncurry, Queensland (Australian record)
  • Jan 22 Columbia Phonograph was formed in Washington, D.C.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 23 Daniel Williams forms Provident Hospital in Chicago

Heart surgeon Daniel Williams
Heart surgeon
Daniel Williams
  • Jan 30 John Herschel uses camera obscura to photograph 48" (120cm) telescope
  • Jan 30 Victoria beat NSW after following on (NSW all out 63 needed 76)
  • Jan 30 Archduke Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria, heir to the Austro-Hungarian crown, is found dead with his mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera in Mayerling.

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 6 Alan M Bateman, Canadian geologist (Yale professor)
  • Jan 11 Calvin Bridges, American geneticist (d. 1938)
  • Jan 20 Allan Haines Loughead, American aviation executive (d. 1969)
  • Jan 21 Pitirim A Sorokin, Russian/US sociologist (Social mobility)
  • Jan 23 Prosper Arents, Flemish bibliographer (Rubens-bibliography)
  • Jan 27 Balthasar van der Pol, physicist (Comparison of Van der Pol)
  • Jan 30 Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist and novelist (d. 1937)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 13 Solomon Bundy, American politician (b. 1823)
  • Jan 17 Juan Montalvo, Ecuadorian author (Siete Tratados), dies at 56
  • Jan 27 Ivan S Aksakov, Russian journalist, dies at 65
  • Jan 30 Crown Prince Rudolph of Austria (b. 1858)