1890
July 3
Idaho becomes the 43rd state.
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July 10
Wyoming becomes the 44th state.
1891
   
1892
Ellis Island
January 1
Ellis Island opens to begin processing immigrants into the United States.
1893
January 6
The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress. The charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison.
1894
 
1895
 
1896
January 4
Utah joins the union as the 45th state.
1897
 
1898
January 1
New York City annexes land from surrounding counties, creating the City of Greater New York. The four initial boroughs, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and The Bronx, are joined on January 25 by Staten Island to create the modern city of five boroughs.
  February 15
The USS Maine explodes and sinks in Havana harbor in Cuba, killing more than 260. This event leads the United States to declare war on Spain.
1899
March 2
Mount Rainier National Park established

     

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