1890 events in history

Jan 1 The Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, is first held
Jan 1 Eritrea is consolidated into a colony by the Italian government
Jan 22 The United Mine Workers of America is founded in Columbus, Ohio
Jan 25 Nellie Bly completes her round-the-world journey in 72 days
Mar 4 The longest bridge in Great Britain, the Forth Bridge in Scotland, measuring 1,710 feet (520 m) long, is opened by the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII
Mar 27 A tornado strikes Louisville, Kentucky, killing 76 and injuring 200
Apr 7 Completion of the first Lake Biwa Canal
Apr 14 The Pan-American Union is founded by the First International Conference of American States in Washington, D.C
Jun 1 The United States Census Bureau begins using Herman Hollerith's tabulating machine to count census returns
Jul 1 Canada and Bermuda are linked by telegraph cable
Jul 2 The U.S. Congress passes the Sherman Anti-Trust Act
Jul 3 Idaho is admitted as the 43rd U.S. state
Jul 10 Wyoming is admitted as the 44th U.S. state
Jul 26 In Buenos Aires, Argentina the Revolución del Parque takes place, forcing President Miguel Ángel Juárez Celman's resignation
Jul 27 Vincent van Gogh shoots himself and dies two days later
Aug 6 At Auburn Prison in New York, murderer William Kemmler becomes the first person to be executed by electric chair
Aug 7 Anna Månsdotter becomes the last woman in Sweden to be executed, for the 1889 Yngsjö murder
Sep 12 Salisbury, Rhodesia, is founded
Sep 24 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially renounces polygamy
Sep 25 The United States Congress establishes Sequoia National Park
Oct 1 Yosemite National Park is established by the U.S. Congress
Oct 11 In Washington, D.C., the Daughters of the American Revolution is founded
Nov 4 City and South London Railway: London's first deep-level tube railway opens between King William Street and Stockwell
Nov 23 King William III of the Netherlands dies without a male heir and a special law is passed to allow his daughter Princess Wilhelmina to succeed him
Nov 29 The Meiji Constitution goes into effect in Japan, and the first Diet convenes
Dec 15 Hunkpapa Lakota leader Sitting Bull is killed on Standing Rock Indian Reservation, leading to the Wounded Knee Massacre
Dec 22 Cornwallis Valley Railway begins operation between Kentville and Kingsport, Nova Scotia
Dec 29 Wounded Knee Massacre on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, 300 Lakota killed by the US Army