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Millennium: 2nd millennium
1890 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1890
Ab urbe condita2643
Armenian calendar1339
Assyrian calendar6640
Baháʼí calendar46–47
Balinese saka calendar1811–1812
Bengali calendar1297
Berber calendar2840
British Regnal year53 Vict. 1 – 54 Vict. 1
Buddhist calendar2434
Burmese calendar1252
Byzantine calendar7398–7399
Chinese calendar己丑年 (Earth Ox)
4587 or 4380
    — to —
庚寅年 (Metal Tiger)
4588 or 4381
Coptic calendar1606–1607
Discordian calendar3056
Ethiopian calendar1882–1883
Hebrew calendar5650–5651
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1946–1947
 - Shaka Samvat1811–1812
 - Kali Yuga4990–4991
Holocene calendar11890
Igbo calendar890–891
Iranian calendar1268–1269
Islamic calendar1307–1308
Japanese calendarMeiji 23
Javanese calendar1819–1820
Julian calendarGregorian minus 12 days
Korean calendar4223
Minguo calendar22 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar422
Thai solar calendar2432–2433
Tibetan calendar阴土牛年
(female Earth-Ox)
2016 or 1635 or 863
    — to —
(male Iron-Tiger)
2017 or 1636 or 864

1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar, the 1890th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 890th year of the 2nd millennium, the 90th year of the 19th century, and the 1st year of the 1890s decade. As of the start of 1890, the Gregorian calendar was 12 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.


January 25: Nellie Bly, 1890


March 4: Forth Bridge opened


May 31: Cleveland Arcade.
June 1: Herman Hollerith.
July 29: Vincent van Gogh.



November: New Scotland Yard opens near the Big Ben clock tower.
December 29: Wounded Knee
University of Denver University Hall, built in 1890

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Kurt Tucholsky
Néstor Guillén



Vyacheslav Molotov
Nancy Elizabeth Prophet
Eugeniusz Baziak



Clelia Lollini
Ho Chi Minh


Stan Laurel


Frank Forde
Rose Kennedy


H. P. Lovecraft


Colonel Sanders
Agatha Christie


Stanley Holloway
Groucho Marx
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Fritz Lang
Hermann Joseph Muller


Elpidio Quirino
Charles De Gaulle
El Lissitzky


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King Amadeus I of Spain
Gyula Andrássy
Joseph Merrick



Vincent van Gogh
Carlo Collodi
John Boyle O'Reilly
Richard Francis Burton
William III of the Netherlands
Heinrich Schliemann



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Further reading and year books[edit]

  • 1890 Annual Cyclopedia online; highly detailed coverage of "Political, Military, and Ecclesiastical Affairs; Public Documents; Biography, Statistics, Commerce, Finance, Literature, Science, Agriculture, and Mechanical Industry" (1891); compilation of facts and primary documents; worldwide coverage.