Historical Events in March 1890

Historic Publication

Mar 1 1st US edition of Sherlock Holmes' first story "A Study in Scarlet" by Arthur Conan Doyle published

  • Mar 2 Norwegian speed skater Oskar Fredriksen sets inaugural 5,000m world record of 9:19.8 in Stockholm, Sweden

Historic Event

Mar 4 Longest bridge in Great Britain, the Forth Bridge (railway) at 1,710 ft in length is opened in Scotland by the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII

  • Mar 18 1st US state naval militia organized (Massachusetts)

Historic Event

Mar 18 German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck resigns after 19 years after disagreement with German Emperor Wilhelm II

  • Mar 20 General Federation of Women's Clubs founded in the United States
  • Mar 21 Austrian Jewish communities are defined by law
  • Mar 27 A tornado strikes Louisville, Kentucky, killing 76 and injuring 200.
  • Mar 28 52nd Grand National: Arthur Nightingall wins aboard 4/1 favourite Ilex