On This Day

Historical Events in April 1889

  • Apr 1 1st dishwashing machine marketed (Chicago)
  • Apr 3 Savings Bank of Order of True Reformers opens in Richmond, Virginia

Film & TV History

Apr 6 George Eastman begins selling his Kodak flexible rolled film for the first time

  • Apr 22 A 1.9 million-acre tract of Indian Territory for white colonial settlement in Oklahoma officially starts at 12pm
  • Apr 30 1st US national holiday, on centennial of Washington's inauguration