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.
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.
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.