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

Heinrich Schliemann

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

1890 Highlights

About December 26, 1890

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 130 years, 11 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn