January 8 - Herman Hollerith
receives a patent for his electric tabulating machine.
January 22 - Columbia Phonograph is formed in Washington, DC.
February 11 - Meiji Constitution of Japan adopted; 1st Diet convenes in 1890.
February 22 - President Grover Cleveland signs a bill admitting North Dakota, South
Dakota, Montana and Washington as U.S. states.
March 4 - Grover Cleveland, 24th President of the United States (1885 - 1889) is
succeeded by Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893).
March 23 - Land run: President Benjamin Harrison opens Oklahoma to white
settlement starting on April 22.
March 31 - The Eiffel Tower is inaugurated (opens May 6).
April 22 - Oklahoma land rush: President Benjamin Harrison opens Oklahoma to
white settlement; Land rush begins.
June 3 - The first long distance electric power transmission line in the United
States is completed, running 14 miles between a generator at Willamette Falls and
downtown Portland, Oregon.
June 12 - Armagh rail disaster.
July 8 - The first issue of the Wall Street Journal is published.
September 10 - Albert Honoré Charles Grimaldi becomes Reigning Prince Albert I
October 2 - In Washington, DC, the first international Conference of American States begins.
November 2 - North Dakota and South Dakota are admitted as the 39th and 40th U.S. states.
November 8 - Montana is admitted as the 41st U.S. state.
November 11 - Washington is admitted as the 42nd U.S. state.
November 14 - Pioneer woman Journalist Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) begins an
attempt to beat travel around the world in less than 80 days (Bly finished the journey
in 72 days, 6 hours and 11 minutes).
November 15 - Brazil is declared a republic by Marechal Deodoro da Fonseca and Emperor
Pedro II is deposed in a military coup (he was the second and last emperor of Brazil).Births
January 12 - Cornelia Sweetman
January 15 - Johanna Catrina van den Houten
February 1 - Bartelina de Jonge
February 6 - Elmo Lincoln
, actor (d. 1952).
February 11 - John Mills
, American musician.
February 11 - Vladimir Mikhaylovich Deshevov
February 12 - Stoffel Robijn
February 13 - Willem van den Houten
February 16 - Bastiaan van den Houten
February 22 - Lady Olave Baden-Powell
, World Chief Guide.
February 24 - Suzanne Bianchetti
, French actress (d. 1936).
March 23 - Yukichi Chuganji
, (d. 2003 with 114 years).
March 26 - Adriaantje van den Houten
March 29 - Warner Baxter
, actor (d. 1951).
April 4 - Pieter Beije
April 11 - Nick LaRocca
, jazz musician (d. 1961).
April 13 - Jan van den Houten
April 15 - Thomas Hart Benton
, U.S. muralist (d. 1975).
April 16 - Charlie Chaplin
, English actor and director.
April 20 - Adolf Hitler
, German politician.
April 22 - Antje Kroes
April 23 - Karel Doorman
, Dutch admiral.
April 25 - Krientje Aagtje van den Houten
April 26 - Ludwig Wittgenstein
, Austrian-born English philosopher (d. 1951).
May 12 - Otto Frank
, writer, father of Anne Frank (d. 1980).
May 15 - Bessie Hillman
, founder, Almalgamated Clothing Workers of America.
May 15 - Mitoyo Kawate
, later Oldest Person in the World (d. 2003).
May 18 - Thomas Midgley
, chemist and inventor (d. 1944).
May 25 - Igor Sikorsky
, developer of a working helicopter (d. 1972).
May 29 - Wouter Van Dijl
July 5 - Jean Cocteau
July 17 - Erle Stanley Gardner
, author (d. 1970).
July 31 - Johanna Zweerus
August 17 - Jacomina van den Houten
August 21 - Margrieta van den Houten
August 23 - Maria Lucia Francisca Cools
September 2 - Johanna van den Houten
September 7 - Teunis van den Houten
September 25 - Hester de Bruijn
October 13 - Douglass Dumbrille
, actor (d. 1974).
October 20 - Leendert Krijn van den Houten
November 16 - Charlotte Benkner
, later Oldest Person in the World.
December 9 - Hannes Kolehmainen
, Finnish long-distance runner.
December 29 - Maatje den Engelsman
.John van Houten
, Dada painter (d. 1963).Still born
March 18 - Levenloos Barbier
July 26 - Still born Daughter Lemson
January 6 - Paulus (Poulus) van den Broek
January 24 - Willem Barendse
January 26 - Jozua (Josué) van den Houten
January 30 - Archduke Rudolph
of Austria and Baroness Mary Vetsera, at Mayerling.
February 3 - Belle Starr
March 8 - John Ericsson
- Swedish inventor and engineer.
March 12 - Emperor Johannes IV
May 12 - Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin
, Russian satirist.
May 21 - Jacobus van den Houten
June 15 - Mihai Eminescu
, outstanding Romanian poet.
July 10 - Julia Gardiner Tyler
, former First Lady of the United States.
September 23 - Wilkie Collins
October 4 - Hester de Bruijn
December 6 - Jefferson Davis
, President of the Confederate States of America.To my Homepage