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Millennium: 2nd millennium
1890 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1890
Ab urbe condita 2643
Armenian calendar 1339
Assyrian calendar 6640
Bahá'í calendar 46–47
Balinese saka calendar 1811–1812
Bengali calendar 1297
Berber calendar 2840
British Regnal year 53  Vict. 1   54  Vict. 1
Buddhist calendar 2434
Burmese calendar 1252
Byzantine calendar 7398–7399
Chinese calendar 己丑(Earth  Ox)
4586 or 4526
庚寅年 (Metal  Tiger)
4587 or 4527
Coptic calendar 1606–1607
Discordian calendar 3056
Ethiopian calendar 1882–1883
Hebrew calendar 5650–5651
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1946–1947
 - Shaka Samvat 1811–1812
 - Kali Yuga 4990–4991
Holocene calendar 11890
Igbo calendar 890–891
Iranian calendar 1268–1269
Islamic calendar 1307–1308
Japanese calendar Meiji 23
Javanese calendar 1819–1820
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 12 days
Korean calendar 4223
Minguo calendar 22 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar 422
Thai solar calendar 2432–2433
Tibetan calendar 阴土牛年
(female Earth-Ox)
2016 or 1635 or 863
(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



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

Date unknown



Kurt Tucholsky
Néstor Guillén



Vyacheslav Molotov
Nancy Elizabeth Prophet
Eugeniusz Baziak



Ho Chi Minh


Stan Laurel


Frank Forde
Rose Kennedy
P. S. Subrahmanya Sastri


H. P. Lovecraft


Colonel Sanders
Agatha Christie


Stanley Holloway
Groucho Marx
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Charles de Gaulle
Fritz Lang
Hermann Joseph Muller
Konstantinos Georgakopoulos



Date unknown



King Amadeus I of Spain
Gyula Andrassy
Blessed Innocenzo da Berzo
Joseph Merrick


Carlo Collodi
John Boyle O'Reilly
William III of the Netherlands
Heinrich Schliemann

Date unknown


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