On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1890

Historical Events

  • Congress creates Weather Bureau
  • Congress establishes Yosemite National Park (California)
  • Germany's anti-socialist laws lapse

Famous Birthdays

  • Alice Joyce, American actress (Song O' My Heart), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1955)
  • Constantin C. Nottara, Romanian composer (d. 1951)
  • Stanley Holloway, English actor (Higgins-Our Man Higgins), born in London, England (d. 1982)
1890 Highlights

About October 1, 1890

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 131 years and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra