What Happened in 1891

Significant Events

  • Historical Events

    • Jan 1 French troops occupy Nioro, West-Sudan, 3000 killed
    • Jan 1 King Pakketvaart sails to Neth Indies
    • Jan 26 Oscar Wilde's "Duchess of Padua" premieres in NYC
    • Jan 27 Mine explosion kills 109 at Mount Pleasant Pennsylvania
    • Jan 29 Liliuokalani is proclaimed Queen of Hawaii, its last monarch
    • Jan 31 The first attempt of a Portuguese republican revolution breakes out in the northern city of Porto
    • Feb 6 1st great train robbery by Dalton Gang (Southern Pacific #17)
    • Feb 9 1st shipment of asparagus arrives in San Francisco from Sacramento
    • Feb 15 AIK is founded at Biblioteksgatan 8 in Stockholm by Isidor Behrens.
    • Feb 18 Capt Archinard's army fights with Nyamina of Niger in West-Sudan
More Historical Events

1891 in Film & TV

  • 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

1891 in Music

  • May 5 Music Hall (Carnegie Hall) opens in New York, Tchaikovsky is guest conductor

1891 in Sport

  • Mar 28 1st world weightlifting championship won by Edward Lawrence in London, England
  • Dec 21 1st game of basketball, based on rules created by James Naismith, played by 18 students in Springfield, Massachusetts

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