- The International Copyright Act of 1891 is passed
- The first escalator was patented by Jesse Reno
- The Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago
- The Music Hall, later known as Carnegie Hall has it's grand opening
- James Naismith invented basketball.
- Canada's prime minister Sir John Macdonald dies in office at Ottawa at age 76
- Colorado Gold Rush at Cripple Creek
- The first American Express Travelers Cheques are sold
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Events of 1891
My family seemed fairly isolated from US and world events around them. Here are just a few events from 1891 that they may or may not have been aware of.