On This Day

What Happened on January 7, 1890

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • African American inventor William Purvis receives a patent for the fountain pen

Famous Birthdays

  • Henny Porten, silent screen star (Deception), born in Magdeburg, Germany
  • Maurice McLoughlin, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1912-13), born in Carson City, Nevada (d. 1957)

Famous Deaths

  • Augusta Maria L Katharina, wife of German Emperor Wilhelm I, dies at 78
  • Hans Matthison-Hansen, composer, dies at 82