1890
Idaho & Wyoming gain statehood.
Rhodes Premier of Cape Colony.
Japan: 1st general election.
Luxembourg independent.
Influenza epidemics worldwide.
Detergent & shampoo invented.
Dwight D. Eisenhower born.
Charles de Gaulle born.
Anthony Fokker born, aircraft.
Surgery: rubber gloves 1st used.
von Behring discovers antitoxins.
Daughters of Amer. Revolution.
Ibsen: Hedda Gabler.
Wilde: Picture of Dorian Gray.
1st moving picture: New York.
1st steel-framed bldg.: Chicago.
Vincent Van Gogh dies.
César Franck dies.
Sitting Bull dies.

1891
Young Turk Movement formed.
Triple Alliance renewed.
Russia: widespread famine.
Japan earthquake kills 10,000.
Discovery of Java Man.
1st wireless telegraphy.
Whitcomb Judson invents zipper.
Trans-Siberian Railroad begins.
Sergei Prokofiev born, comp.
Max Ernst born, artist.
Georges Seurat dies.
Herman Melville dies.
Hardy: Tess of D’Urbervilles.
Mahler: Symphony No. 1.
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #1.
Gaugin goes to Tahiti
Posters by Toulouse-Lautrec.

1892
Eng: Gladstone becomes P. M.
Tito born, Yugoslav statesman.
U. S. Iron/Steelworker strike.
Pledge of Allegiance written.
Dewar’s flask (thermos).
Diesel: internal combust. engine.
1st automated telephone switchboard.
Vogue founded.
Auguste Escoffier invents Peach Melba and Melba Toast.
1st canned pineapple.
Pearl S. Buck born, novelist.
Wilde: Lady Windermere’s Fan.
Ibsen: The Master Builder.
Alfred Lord Tennyson dies.
Walt Whitman Dies.
T-Lautrec: At the Moulin Rouge.
St. Petersburg: Nutcracker perf.

1893
Hawaii proclamed a republic.
Franco-Russian alliance.
Panama Corruption trial: Paris.
Transvaal annexes Swaziland.
France acquires Laos.
Cole Porter born, songwriter.
Hermann Goering born, Nazi.
Tchaikovsky dies.
Charles Gounod dies.
Karl Benz: 4-wheeled car.
Henry Ford builds car.
Europe: Art Nouveau.
Chicago World’s Fair: “Little Egypt” and the 1st Ferris wheel.
F.W. Rueckheim: Cracker Jacks.
Evard Munch paints The Scream.
Dvorák: New World Symphony.

1894
Korea/Japan at war with China.
Sven Hedin explores Tibet.
France: Dreyfus Affair.
Lumière invents cinematograph.
Discovery of plague bacillus.
Olympic Committee formed.
Harold Macmillan born.
Nikita Khrushchev born.
James Thurber born.
Aldous Huxley born, author.
Anton Rubenstein dies, pianist.
Oliver Wendell Holmes dies.
Robert Louis Stevenson dies.
Kipling: The Jungle Book.
Beardsley’s Salome drawings.
Sibelius: Finlandia.
Argon discovered.

1895
Japan defeats China, war ends.
Armenian massacre in Turkey.
Cuba revolts against Spain.
Rhodesia formed.
Roentgen discovers X-rays.
Marconi invents wireless telegraph.
America the Beautiful written.
H. G. Wells: The Time Machine.
Sienkiewicz: Quo Vadis.
Oscar Hammerstein born.
Paul Hindemith born, composer.
Babe Ruth born, baseball player.
Jack Dempsey born, boxer.
Frederick Douglass dies.
Louis Pasteur dies.
Motion picture camera invented.
Isiolkovski: rocket propulsion.
Westminster Cathedral begun.
Mahler: Symphony No. 2.
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel.
Gillette invents safety razor.
1st U. S. pro football game.

1896
Cecil Rhodes resigns.
Utah gains statehood.
Abyssinia defeats Italy.
Shah of Persia assassinated.
France annexes Madagascar.
Manchurian Convention signed.
Wm. Ramsay discovers helium.
A. H. Becquerel (France) discovers radioactivity.
John Dos Passos born, novelist.
Harriet Beecher Stowe dies.
Anton Bruckner dies.
Clara Schumann dies.
Alfred Noble dies.
Puccini: 1st performance of
La Bohème, Turin.
1st modern Olympics: Athens.
Klondike gold rush.

1897
First Zionist Congress.
Crete unites with Greece.
Turkey at war with Greece.
Peace of Constantinople.
William McKinley inaugurated.
Germany occupies Kiao-chow.
Russia takes Port Arthur.
Queen Victoria: Diamond Jubilee.
India: widespread famine.
Ross discovers malaria bacillus.
Lord Kelvin: cathode rays.
J. J. Thomson discovers electron.
Robert Chesebrough: Vaseline.
Conrad: Nigger of Narcissus.
Kipling: Captains Courageous.
H. G. Wells: Invisible Man.
Rostand: Cyrano de Bergerac.
Bram Stoker: Dracula.
Katzenjammer Kids first appear.
Erich Korngold born, composer.
Johannes Brahms dies.

1898
Spanish-American War.
Treaty of Paris.
Russia leases Port Arthur.
Discovery of dysentary bacillus.
The Curies discover radium.
Count Zeppelin builds airship.
Bertolt Brecht born, writer.
Ernest Hemingway born, writer.
Paul Robeson born, sinGermany
Otto von Bismarck dies.
William Gladstone dies.
Lewis Carroll dies.
James: The Turn of the Screw.
Wells: The War of the Worlds.
Toscanini conducts at La Scala.
Aubrey Beardsley dies.
Gustave Moreau dies.
Paris Métro opens.

1899
Boer War 1899-1902.
Philippines want independence.
Hague: 1st Peace Conference.
Dreyfus pardoned.
1st magnetic sound recording.
Alpha and beta rays discovered.
Elgar: Enigma Variations.
Sibelius: Symphony No. 1.
Frank Baum: Father Goose.
R. Strauss: Ein Heldenleben.
Charles Laughton born, actor.
Francis Poulenc born, composer.
Noel Coward born, dramatist.
Federico García Lorca born.
Johann Strauss dies, composer.
Alfred Sisley dies, painter.

1900
British take Pretoria and Johannesburg.
German Chancellor: von Bulow.
Boxer risings in China.
Australia: new Commonwealth.
William McKinley reelected.
Dorn discovers radon.
Max Planck formulates quantum theory.
Browning revolvers first manufactured.
1st Zeppelin flight.
Frank Baum: Wizard of Oz.
Joseph Conrad: Lord Jim.
Freud: Interpretation of Dreams.
Gauguin: Noa, Noa.
Thomas Wolfe born, author.
Aaron Copland born, composer.
Kurt Weill born, composer.
Stephen Crane dies.
Sir Arthur Sullivan dies.
Oscar Wilde dies.
Friedrich Nietzsche dies.
Cézanne: Still Life with Onions.
Coleridge-Tayor: Hiawatha.
Puccina’s Tosca opens in Rome.
Film: Cinderella.
“Cake Walk” dance popular.
1st Davis Cup tennis match.
Paris World Exposition.
Ray Ewry wins 8 Olympic gold medals for United States.