On This Day

What Happened on November 4, 1890

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Alexander Borodin's opera "Prince Igor" premieres in Petersburg
  • Great Britain proclaims Zanzibar as a protectorate
  • Prince of Wales opens first underground station at Stockwell, South London

Famous Birthdays

  • Klabund, [Alfred Henschke], German writer (Bracke, Borgia), born in Crossen, Germany (d. 1928)

Famous Deaths

  • Jacob PP baron van Zuylen, Dutch foreign minister (1852-3), dies at 74
  • Joseph B. Palmer, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 65
  • Kazamierz Julian Kratzer, Polish composer, dies at 46