What Happened in 1891

Significant Events

  • May 5 Music Hall (Carnegie Hall) opens in New York, Tchaikovsky is guest conductor
  • May 20 History of cinema: The first public display of Thomas Edison's prototype kinetoscope to members of the National Federation of Women's Club
  • Dec 21 1st game of basketball, based on rules created by James Naismith, played by 18 students in Springfield, Massachusetts
More Historical Events

World Leaders in 1891

Famous People in 1891

Famous Weddings

  • Mar 21 A Hatfield marries a McCoy, ends long feud in West Virginia it started with an accusation of pig-stealing & lasted 20 years
  • Mar 24 56th UK Prime Minister Bonar Law (32) weds Annie Robley at West Free Church in Helensburgh, Scotland
  • Jul 8 Future US President Warren G. Harding (25) weds publisher Florence DeWolfe (30) in Marion, Ohio