What Happened in 1889

Significant Events

  • May 6 Exposition Universelle (World's Fair) in Paris opens with the recently completed Eiffel Tower serving as the entrance arch
  • Sep 23 Nintendo Koppai (Later Nintendo Company, Limited) founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce and market the playing card game Hanafuda.
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1889 in Sport

  • Dec 24 Daniel Stover & William Hance patent bicycle with back pedal brake

Did You Know?

The first General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) defines the length of a meter as the distance between two lines on a standard bar of an alloy of platinum with ten percent iridium, measured at the melting point of ice

On September 28, 1889


World Leaders in 1889

Famous People in 1889

Would You Believe?

Louisa Woosley first women to be ordained as a minister in any Presbyterian denomination (US Cumberland Presbyterian Church).

On November 5, 1889

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