What Happened in Jan 1891

  • Zora Neale Hurston Is Born

    Novelist, folklorist, dramatist, and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston was born on January 7, 1891, in Eatonville, Florida, the first incorporated... Read more

  • Nikolaus Otto dies

    Nikolaus Otto worked as a traveling salesman until he became fascinated by his era's breakthroughs in gas and steam engines, especially √Čtienne... Read more

  • 'The Duchess of Padua' Opens in New York

    Wilde finishes his second play, the five-act poetic drama The Duchess of Padua, and sends it off to an American manager who had contracted for it.... Read more