1891 in the United States
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|1891 in the United States|
|Years:||1888 1889 1890 – 1891 – 1892 1893 1894|
44 stars (1891–1896)
Events from the year 1891 in the United States.
- President: Benjamin Harrison (Republican)
- Vice President: Levi P. Morton (Republican)
- Chief Justice: Melville Fuller
- Speaker of the House of Representatives: Thomas Brackett Reed (R-Maine) (until March 4), Charles Frederick Crisp (D-Georgia) (starting December 8)
- Congress: 51st (until March 4), 52nd (starting March 4)
- January 20 – Jim Hogg becomes the first native Texan to be governor of that state.
- January 29 – Liliuokalani is proclaimed Queen of Hawaii.
- March 3 – The International Copyright Act of 1891 is passed by the Fifty-first United States Congress.
- March 14 – In New Orleans, a lynch mob storms the Old Parish Prison and lynches 11 Italians who had been found not guilty of the murder of Police Chief David Hennessy.
- April 1 – The Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago.
- May 5 – The Music Hall in New York (now known as Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening and first public performance, with maestro Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor.
- June 21 – First long-distance transmission of alternating current by the Ames power plant near Telluride, Colorado by Lucien and Paul Nunn.
- October 1 – In California, Stanford University opens its doors.
- January 17 – George Bancroft, historian (born 1800)
- January 29 – William Windom, United States Senator from Minnesota from 1870 till 1881 and from 1881 till 1883. (born 1827)
- February 28 – George Hearst, United States Senator from California from 1887 till 1891. (born 1820)
- March 6 –
- May 6 – Harrison Ludington, governor of Wisconsin (born 1812)
- June 21 – Joseph E. McDonald, United States Senator from Indiana from 1875 to 1881. (born 1819)
- August 27 – Samuel C. Pomeroy, United States Senator from Kansas from 1861 till 1873. (born 1816)
- December 20 – Preston B. Plumb, United States Senator from Kansas from 1877 till 1891. (born 1837)
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