What is 1889?

Events

January–March

January 30:
Rudolf &
Maria at
Mayerling.

The Eiffel Tower is inaugurated on March
31, thus becoming the tallest structure in the
world

April–June

April 22: Land
Run

July–September

September 23:
Nintendo founded as a playing
card
manufacturer

October–December

Date unknown

Panama, yellow
fever

Capilano
Bridge.

Births

January

February

<figure> <img src="Ernest_Tyldesley_c1925.jpg" title="Ernest Tyldesley" width="110" alt="Ernest Tyldesley" /> <figcaption aria-hidden="true"><a href="Ernest_Tyldesley" title="wikilink">Ernest Tyldesley</a></figcaption> </figure>

March

<figure> <img src="Oren_E._Long_(PP-75-4-020).jpg" title="Oren E. Long" width="110" alt="Oren E. Long" /> <figcaption aria-hidden="true"><a href="Oren_E._Long" title="wikilink">Oren E. Long</a></figcaption> </figure>

April

<img src="Charlie_Chaplin_portrait.jpg" title="Charlie Chaplin" width="110" alt="Charlie Chaplin" /> <img src="Bundesarchiv_Bild_183-H1216-0500-002,_Adolf_Hitler.jpg" title="Adolf Hitler" width="110" alt="Adolf Hitler" /> <img src="Manuel_Prado_Ugarteche_1961.jpg" title="Manuel Prado Ugarteche" width="110" alt="Manuel Prado Ugarteche" />

May

<img src="Ouyang_Yuqian1.jpg" title="Ouyang Yuqian" width="110" alt="Ouyang Yuqian" /> <img src="Sikorsky,_Igor.jpg" title="Igor Sikorsky" width="110" alt="Igor Sikorsky" />

June

<figure> <img src="Beno_Gutenberg.jpg" title="Beno Gutenberg" width="110" alt="Beno Gutenberg" /> <figcaption aria-hidden="true"><a href="Beno_Gutenberg" title="wikilink">Beno Gutenberg</a></figcaption> </figure>

July

<img src="Jean_Cocteau_b_Meurisse_1923.jpg" title="Jean Cocteau" width="110" alt="Jean Cocteau" /> <img src="Ante_Pavelić_StAF_W_134_Nr._026020_Bild_1_(5-92156-1).jpg" title="Ante Pavelić" width="110" alt="Ante Pavelić" />

August

September

October

<figure> <img src="Carl_von_Ossietzky.jpg" title="Carl von Ossietzky" width="110" alt="Carl von Ossietzky" /> <figcaption aria-hidden="true"><a href="Carl_von_Ossietzky" title="wikilink">Carl von Ossietzky</a></figcaption> </figure>

November

<img src="Claude_Rains_in_Now_Voyager_trailer.jpg" title="Claude Rains" width="110" alt="Claude Rains" /> <img src="Jnehru.jpg" title="Jawaharlal Nehru" width="110" alt="Jawaharlal Nehru" />

December

<figure> <img src="Robert_S_Maestri_signed_photo.jpg" title="Robert Maestri" width="110" alt="Robert Maestri" /> <figcaption aria-hidden="true"><a href="Robert_Maestri" title="wikilink">Robert Maestri</a></figcaption> </figure>

Date unknown

Deaths

January–June

<img src="Belle_Starr_full.jpg" title="Belle Starr" width="110" alt="Belle Starr" /> <img src="Young_Youssef_Bey_Karam.jpg" title="Youssef Bey Karam" width="110" alt="Youssef Bey Karam" /> <img src="Father_Damien,_photograph_by_William_Brigham.jpg" title="Father Damien" width="110" alt="Father Damien" />

July–December

<img src="Joule_James_sitting.jpg" title="James Prescott Joule" width="110" alt="James Prescott Joule" /> <img src="Karl_August_Engelbrekt_Ahlqvist.jpg" title="August Ahlqvist" width="110" alt="August Ahlqvist" />

References

Further reading and year books

  • 1889 Annual Cyclopedia online, Highly detailed global coverage

Original source: 1889. Shared with Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License

Footnotes

  1. Donald Beaty et al., "Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers 11th Ed.", McGraw Hill, 1978

  2. R. M. Black The History of Electric Wires and Cables, Peter Perigrinus, London 1983 pages 94–96

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