World History 1890

About the history of the world in 1890, Luxembourg splits from the Netherlands, the first man is executed in an electric chair.

TWO CENTURIES OF WORLD HISTORY: 1778-1978

1890

* Luxembourg separated from the Netherlands.

Aug. 6 At Auburn State Prison in New York, convicted murderer William Kemmler became the first man to be executed in the electric chair. Kemmler lingered eight minutes after the switch was pulled.

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