July 1890 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 Great Britain & Germany sign Zanzibar-Helgoland Treaty
  • Jul 1 Canada and Bermuda are linked by telegraph cable.
  • Jul 2 Congress passes Sherman Antitrust Act
  • Jul 3 Idaho admitted as 43rd US state
  • Jul 3 King Leopold II gives Congo, previously a private possession, to Belgium
  • Jul 10 Wyoming becomes 44th state of US (1st with female suffrage)

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Jul 17 Cecil Rhodes becomes Premier of Cape Colony

British Businessman and Imperialist Politician Cecil Rhodes
British Businessman and Imperialist Politician
Cecil Rhodes
  • Jul 20 "Gibbons Stamp Monthly" begins publishing
  • Jul 20 Snow & hail in Calais, Maine

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Jul 27 Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh shoots himself in Auvers-sur-Oise, dies of injuries 2 days later


Birthdays in History

  • Jul 2 Earl Roy Curry, religious thinker and Kirtland Temple overseer (d. 1980)
  • Jul 5 Frederick Lewis Allen, American social historian (d. 1954)
  • Jul 8 Walter Hasenvlever, German writer, born in Aachen (d. 1940)
  • Jul 11 Arthur W Tedder of Glenguin, British air marshal (WWII)
  • Jul 11 Georg Annenkov, Russian/French painter
  • Jul 14 Ossip Zadkine, [Zadkin], Russ/French sculptor (Destroyed City)
  • Jul 18 Charles Wilson, President of General Motors (1940-53)/Sec of Def (1953-57)
  • Jul 18 Frank Forde, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1983)
  • Jul 20 George II, King of Greece (1922-1924, and 1935-1947), born in Tatoi, Greece (d. 1947)

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Jul 22 Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, mom of JFK, RFK & Ted, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1995)

Kennedy Family Matriarch Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
Kennedy Family Matriarch
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
  • Jul 26 Daniel J. Callaghan, US Admiral (Medal of Honor), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1942)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 3 Gilman Marston, American Brigadier General (Union Army) and politician (R-NH), dies at 78

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Jul 7 Henri Nestlé, German-Swiss industrialist (founder of Nestlé), dies from heart attack at 75

Founder of Nestlé Henri Nestlé
Founder of Nestlé
Henri Nestlé
  • Jul 13 John C. Frémont, American army officer, explorer and presidential candidate (b. 1813)
  • Jul 16 Gottfried Keller, German-Swiss novelist and poet, dies at 70

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Jul 29 Vincent van Gogh, Dutch painter (Sunflowers), dies 2 days after shooting himself at 37