1890 to 1894
x - William II becomes Kaiser of Germany ?, and forces Bismarck to resign.
x - Punched cards and a card-sorting device, used by Herman Hollerith in the 1890 U.S. census to sort statistical data
x - George Eastman's Kodak camera uses flexible celluloid roll film
x - Reinsurance treaty falls apart.
x - Battle of Wounded knee.
x - The first Japanese general election is held.
x - First moving-picture shows appear in New York.
x - A.B. Dick markets the mimeograph.
x - Typewriters are in common use in offices.
- |England ?+| Friese-Greene builds the kinematograph camera and projector.
x - |FRANCE| Branly's coherer conducts radio waves.
x - Russia begins to build the TransSiberan Railway.
x - Nicola Tesla ?+ invents the Tesla coil.
x - Tesla Becomes a U.S. citizen.
x - James Naismith invents basketball.
x - |CANADA| Pope Leo XIII issues "Rerum Novarum"
x - Large press prints and folds 90,000 4-page papers an hour.
x - Telephoto lens is attached to the camera.
x - Edison's assistant, Dickson, builds the Kinetograph motion picture camera.
x - Tchaikovsky performs The Nutcracker
x - Edison and Dickson invent the peep-show Kinetoscope.
x - 4-color rotary press.
x - Portable typewriters.
x - Automatic telephone switchboard comes into service.
x - The name of the British Oil Rivers Proctorate (in what is now known as Nigeria) is changed to Niger Coast Protectorate.
x - American businessmen and lawyers in Hawaii stage a revolt, backed by U.S. troops.
x - Dickson builds a motion picture studio in New Jersey.
x - Addressograph joins the office machinery.
x - Westinghouse uses Nikola Tesla's ?+ a-c system to light the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago.
sep 17 - Capt. W. A. Glassford, of US Signal Corps, and a detachment of signal sergeants surpass the previous world-record of 125 miles for long distance optical communication by exchanging heliograph signals between stations on Mount Ellen, Utah, and Mount Uncompahgre, Colorado, 183 miles apart
x - France and Russia sign a military agreement.
x - Nicholas II of Russia begins his reign.
x - British announce the halt of indentured emigration from India.
x - Sino-Japanese war. [u.1895]
x - Hershey's Chocolate bar makes its debut.
x - Berliner's flat phonograph disc competes with the cylinder.
x - Volume 3 of Das Kapital [eng.tran.1909] by Karl Marx is published.
x - Radio telegraph invented by Guglielmo Marconi