What Happened on January 7, 1890

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Henny Porten, German silent screen star (Deception), born in Magdeburg, Germany (d. 1960)

Maurice McLoughlin (1890-1957)

American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1912-13), born in Carson City, Nevada

Born in 1890

Famous Deaths

  • Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, wife of German Emperor William I, dies at 78
  • Hans Matthison-Hansen, Danish composer and organist, dies at 82
1890 Highlights

About January 7, 1890

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 133 years, 8 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn