On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1890

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Eritrea is consolidated into a colony by the Italian government.
  • The Rose Parade, then known as the Tournament of Roses, is first held in Pasadena, California

Famous Birthdays

  • Alice Tissot, French actress (Italian Straw Hat), born in Paris, France (d. 1971)
  • Anton Melik, Slovenian geographer (d. 1966)
  • Florence Lawrence, Canadian silent screen actress (Confidence), born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 1938)