- 04-March-1889 : Grover Cleveland, 22nd President of the United States (1885 1889) is succeeded by Benjamin Harrison (1889(18891893).
- 02-July-1890 : The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde published by Philadelphia based Lippincott's Monthly magazine.
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- 01-January-1892 : An 8.0 earthquake strikes the village of Utsuzumi in rural Gifu, Japan, killing over 7,000 across the region and creating a 33metermetertall surface fault that is still visible.
Ellis Island begins accommodating immigrants to the United States.
- 12-February-1892 : Former President Abraham Lincoln's birthday is declared a national holiday in the United States.
- 01-May-1893 : The 1893 World's Fair, also known as the World's Columbian Exposition, opens to the public in Chicago, USA. The first United States commemorative postage stamps are issued for the Exposition.
- 23-September-1893 : The Baha'i Faith is first publicly mentioned in the United States at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago.
- 31-July-1897 : Mount Saint Elias, the second highest peak in the United States and Canada, is first ascended.
- 17-January-1899 : The United States takes possession of Wake Island.
- 06-February-1899 : Spanish-American War: A peace treaty between the United States and Spain is ratified by the United States Senate.
- 05-March-1900 : Two U.S. cruisers are sent to Central America to protect U.S. interests in a dispute between Nicaragua and Costa Rica.