59 Reasons Why The 1890s Totally RULED

There is literally nothing better than the ’90s. Remember these cuh-razy trends???

1. Jan 25, 1890 - Nellie Bly completes her round-the-world journey in 72 days

2. June 1, 1890 – The United States Census Bureau begins using Herman Hollerith’s tabulating machine to tabulate census returns using punched card input.

Hollerith’s company eventually becomes IBM.

3. June 27, 1890 – Canadian-born boxer George Dixon defeats the British bantamweight champion in London, giving him claim to be the first black world champion in any sport.

4. July 14, 1890 – First recorded use of lime-green to describe a color.

5. August 20, 1890 – Birth of H. P. Lovecraft, American writer

6. September 9, 1890 – Birth of Harland Sanders, Founder of KFC

7. Unknown date, 1890 - The corrugated cardboard box is invented by Robert Gair

8. March 15, 1891 – Jesse W. Reno patents the first escalator at Coney Beach.

9. April 1, 1891 – The Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago.

10. May 5, 1891 – The Music Hall in New York (now known as Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening and first public performance.

Maestro Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky was the guest conductor.

11. May 20, 1891 – Thomas Alva Edison’s prototype kinetoscope is first displayed at Edison’s Laboratory.

12. June 25, 1891 – Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective Sherlock Holmes appears in The Strand Magazine for the first time.

13. September 14, 1891 – The first penalty kick is awarded in a football (soccer) match; John Heath scores it for the Wolverhampton Wanderers.

14. Unknown date, 1891 - Nikola Tesla invents the Tesla coil.

15. January 20, 1892 – At the YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts, the first official basketball game is played.

16. March 31, 1892 – The world’s first fingerprinting bureau is formally opened by the Buenos Aires Chief of Police.

17. June 4, 1892 – Abercrombie & Fitch is established by David T. Abercrombie.

18. October 12, 1892 – To mark the 400th anniversary Columbus Day holiday, the “Pledge of Allegiance” is first recited in unison by students in U.S. public schools.

19. Unknown date, 1892 - The Stanley Cup is donated by Sir Frederick Stanley.

20. Unknown date, 1892 - A tortoise called Timothy is brought to the estate of Powderham Castle in England, where she lives until her death in 2004.

21. May 1, 1893 – The 1893 World’s Fair, also known as the World’s Columbian Exposition, opens to the public in Chicago, USA.

22. June 7, 1893 – Gandhi commits his first act of civil disobedience in India.

23. September 21, 1893 – Brothers Charles and Frank Duryea drive the first gasoline-powered motorcar in America on public roads in Springfield, Massachusetts.

24. November 7, 1893 – Colorado women are granted the right to vote.

25. December 26, 1893 – Birth of Mao Zedong, Chinese leader

26. March 12, 1894 – For the first time, Coca-Cola is sold in bottles.

27. June 23, 1894 – The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne, Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.

28. June 30, 1894 – The Tower Bridge in London opens for traffic.

29. July 26, 1894 – Birth of Aldous Huxley, English author

30. Unknown date, 1894 - New Zealand enacted the world’s first minimum wage law.

31. February 14, 1895 – Oscar Wilde’s last play “The Importance of Being Earnest” is first shown at St. James’ Theatre in London.

32. September 7, 1895 – The first game of what would become known as rugby league football is played, in England, starting the 1895–96 Northern Rugby Football Union season.

33. October 4, 1895 – Birth of Buster Keaton, American actor and film director

34. November 27, 1895 – At the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris, Alfred Nobel signs his last will and testament, setting aside his estate to establish the Nobel Prize after his death.

35. January 4, 1896 – Utah is admitted as the 45th U.S. state.

36. January 12, 1896 – H.L. Smith takes the first X-ray photograph.

37. August 27, 1896 – The shortest war in recorded history, the Anglo-Zanzibar War, starts at 9 in the morning and lasts for 45 minutes of shelling.

38. September 24, 1896 – Birth of F. Scott Fitzgerald, American writer

39. December 6, 1896 – Birth of Ira Gershwin, American lyricist

40. December 25, 1896 – John Philip Sousa composes his magnum opus, the ‘Stars and Stripes Forever,’ on Christmas Day.

41. April 17, 1897 – The Aurora, Texas UFO incident.

42. July 24, 1897 – Birth of Amelia Earhart, American aviator

43. September 1, 1897 – The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground metro in North America.

44. September 25, 1897 – Birth of William Faulkner, American writer, Nobel Prize laureate

45. Unknown date, 1897 - Bayer first produces Aspirin.

46. January 1, 1898 – New York City annexes land from surrounding counties, creating the City of Greater New York. The city is geographically divided into five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island.

47. July 7, 1898 – The United States annexes the Hawaiian Islands.

48. August 28, 1898 – Caleb Bradham names his soft drink Pepsi-Cola.

49. November 4, 1898 – Birth of Joe Dougherty, first voice of Porky Pig

50. November 29, 1898 – Birth of C. S. Lewis, British author

51. December 26, 1898 – Marie and Pierre Curie announce discovery of a substance they call radium.

52. January 17, 1899 - Birth of Al Capone, American gangster

53. February 14, 1899 – Voting machines are approved by the U.S. Congress for use in federal elections.

54. April 29, 1899 - Birth of Duke Ellington, American jazz musician, bandleader

55. May 18, 1899 – The First Hague Peace Conference was opened in The Hague by Willem de Beaufort, Minister of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands.

56. June 27, 1899 – The paperclip is patented by Johan Vaaler, a Norwegian inventor.

57. July 11, 1899 – Birth of E. B. White, American writer

58. July 17, 1899 – Birth of James Cagney, American actor

59. December 31, 1899 – A large standing stone at Stonehenge falls over, the most recent time this has happened.

The 90s Were The Best!!!!!!

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