1890 was a free year.
July 2 - The US Congress adopts the Sherman Act, the first US government action to curb monopolies.
July 17 - Cecil Rhodes becomes prime minister of the Cape of Good Hope colony in South Africa.
February 10 - Boris Pasternak, Russian writer
March 9 - Vyacheslav Molotov, Soviet politician
March 12 - Vaclav Nijinsky, Russian ballet dancer
May 19 - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnamese politician. († 1969).
July 19 - George II of Greece, King of Greece
August 23 - Vikentije Prodanov, Serbian Patriarch.
September 15 - Agatha Christie, English writer. († 1976)
September 18 - Alexander Solovyov, Russian historian and Serbian scientist. († 1971)
October 14 - Dwight D. Eisenhower, US General and 34th President of the United States. († 1969)
November 22 - Charles de Gaulle, French general and statesman,
December 6 - Alexander M. Leko, Serbian chemist. († 1982)
December 24 - Bozidar Adzija, Yugoslav politician. († 1941)
March 17 - Mita Rakić, Serbian writer. (* 1846).
August 4 - Ivan Mazuranic, Croatian writer and politician
December 26 - Heinrich Schliemann, German archaeologist. (* 1822)
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