On This Day

What Happened on December 26, 1890

Historical Events

  • King Mwanga of Uganda signs contract with East Africa Company

Famous Birthdays

  • Uncle Charlie Osborne, American fiddler (d. 1992)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestHeinrich Schliemann

Heinrich Schliemann, German archaeologist who rediscovered Troy, dies of cholesteatoma at 86

Archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann
Heinrich Schliemann

1890 Highlights

About December 26, 1890

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 129 years, 11 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn