January 1890 in history

January 1890 events chronologically

Jan 1 Eritrea is consolidated into a colony by the Italian government
Jan 1 The Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, is first held
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

Top 7 most famous people born in January 1890

Jan 2 Florence Lawrence a Canadian-American stage performer and film actress. She is often referred to as "The First Movie Star", and was the first film actor to be named publicly. At the height of her fame in the 1910s, she was known as "The Biograph Girl", "The Imp Girl", and "The Girl of a Thousand Faces". She appeared in almost 300 films for various motion picture companies
Jan 9 Karel Čapek a Czech writer of the early 20th century best known for his science fiction, including his novel War with the Newts and the play R.U.R. that introduced the word robot.
Jan 9 Kurt Tucholsky a German-Jewish journalist, satirist and writer. He also wrote under the pseudonyms Kaspar Hauser, Peter Panter, Theobald Tiger and Ignaz Wrobel. Born in Berlin-Moabit, he moved to Paris in 1924 and then to Sweden in 1930
Jan 13 Jüri Uluots an Estonian prime minister, journalist, prominent attorney and distinguished Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Tartu.
Jan 19 Ferruccio Parri an Italian partisan and politician who served as the 29th Prime Minister of Italy for several months in 1945. During the resistance he was known as Maurizio
Jan 22 Fred M. Vinson the most prominent member of the Vinson political family. In the legislative branch, he was an elected member of the United States House of Representatives from Louisa, Kentucky, for twelve years. In the executive branch, he was the Secretary of Treasury under President Harry Truman. In the judicial branch, in 1946 President Truman appointed Vinson the 13th Chief Justice of the United States. As of 2014, he is the last candidate nominated by a president from the Democratic Party to be confirmed as Chief Justice
Jan 28 Robert Stroud a federal American prisoner, cited as one of the most notorious criminals in American history. During his time at Leavenworth Penitentiary he reared and sold birds and became a respected ornithologist, but despite his nickname, he was not permitted to keep his birds at Alcatraz, where he was incarcerated from 1942

Top 7 most famous people died in January 1890

Jan 7 Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach the Queen of Prussia and the first German Empress as the consort of William I, German Emperor.
Jan 14 Robert Napier 1st Baron Napier of Magdala a Indian Army officer. He fought in the First Anglo-Sikh War and the Second Anglo-Sikh War before seeing action as chief engineer during the second relief of Lucknow in March 1858 during the Indian Mutiny. He also served in the Second Opium War as commander of the 2nd division of the expeditionary force which took part in the Battle of Taku Forts in August 1860, the entry to Peking in September 1860 and the destruction of the Old Summer Palace in October 1860. He subsequently led the punitive expedition to Abyssinia July 1867, defeating the Emperor Tewodros II of Ethiopia with minimal loss of life among his own forces but looting many historical and religious artifacts; these artifacts still reside in collections in the UK, despite representations by various parties for their return
Jan 14 Ignaz von Döllinger a German theologian, Catholic priest and church historian who rejected the dogma of papal infallibility. He is considered an important contributor to the doctrine, growth and development of the Old Catholic Church, though he himself never joined that denomination
Jan 17 Władysław Taczanowski a Polish zoologist.
Jan 18 Amadeo I of Spain the only King of Spain from the House of Savoy. He was the second son of King Vittorio Emanuele II of Italy and was known for most of his life as the Duke of Aosta, but reigned briefly as King of Spain from 1870 to 1873
Jan 20 Franz Lachner a German composer and conductor.
Jan 30 Hayreddin Pasha an Ottoman politician who was born to a Circassian family. First serving as Beylerbeyi of Ottoman Tunisia, he later achieved the high post of Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire. He was an Ottoman Tunisian political reformer during a period of growing European ascendancy