December 1890 in History

Events in History

  • 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 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

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 5 Fritz Lang, Germany, director (M, Metropolis)
  • Dec 5 David Bomberg, English painter (d. 1957)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 6 Dion Fortune, British occultist (d. 1946)

Occultist and Author Dion Fortune
Occultist and Author
Dion Fortune
  • Dec 6 Yoshio Nishina, Japanese physicist (d. 1951)
  • Dec 6 Rudolf Schlichter, German artist and writer (d. 1955)
  • Dec 13 Marc Connelly, McKeesport Pa, playwright (One Minute Please)
  • Dec 18 Edwin Howard Armstrong, radio pioneer inventor (FM), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 19 Klaas Painter, vicar/antifascist (Occupies possession) [or 1880]
  • Dec 19 Klaas Schilder, Dutch theologist/vicar (Occupied Territory)
  • Dec 21 Fred M Vinson, US Supreme Court Justice (1946-53)
  • Dec 21 Hermann Joseph Muller, American geneticist and Nobel laureate (d. 1967)
  • Dec 22 Mark Tobey, US abstract painter (Broadway Norm)
  • Dec 22 Harry Pollitt, Droylsden United Kingdom, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain
  • Dec 25 Robert Ripley, Santa Rosa, California, collector of odd facts (Believe it or Not), (d. 1949)
  • Dec 26 Uncle Charlie Osborne, American fiddler (d. 1992)
  • Dec 30 Adolfo Ruiz Cortines, President of Mexico (d. 1973)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 10 Ludolf AJW Sloet van de Beele, gov-gen (Net India 1861-66), dies at 84

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 15 Sitting Bull, Hunkpapa-Sioux chief (Little Big Horn), killed by US Police aged 58 or 59

Lakota Sioux Chief Sitting Bull
Lakota Sioux Chief
Sitting Bull
  • Dec 26 Heinrich Schliemann, German archaeologist (rediscovered Troy), dies at 86
  • Dec 29 Big Foot, Sioux Indian chief, dies at Wounded Knee
  • Dec 31 Pancha Carrasco, Costa Rican war heroine (b. 1826)