Book - 1889
Good condition set of four.
Events - 1889
12 February – The London County Council elects Lord Rosebery as its first chairman.
17 February – Royal Society for the Protection of Birds founded in Manchester, originally as "The Plumage League" to campaign against the use of plumage in women's clothing.
30 March – Preston North End win the FA Cup final with a 3–0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers at Kennington Oval, London. Having already sealed the first Football League title with no defeats all season, they complete the double.
1 April – New elected county councils in England and Wales (including the London County Council) created by the Local Government Act 1888, take up their powers.
31 May – The Naval Defence Act dictates that the fleet strength of the Royal Navy must be equal to that of at least any two other countries.
12 June – 80 are killed in the Armagh rail disaster in Northern Ireland.
6 July – Several aristocrats are implicated in the Cleveland Street scandal after police raid a male brothel in London.
15 July – The Scottish National Portrait Gallery opens in Edinburgh in premises designed by Rowand Anderson, the first in the world to be purpose-built as a portrait gallery.
31 July – Louise, Princess Royal, marries Alexander Duff, 1st Duke of Fife.
3 August - Mahdist War: Egyptian and British victory at the Battle of Toski.
3 August - Opening of Hawarden Bridge, Wales.
6 August – The Savoy Hotel in London opens.
14 August to 15 September – London dockers strike for a minimum wage of sixpence an hour ("The dockers' tanner"), which they eventually receive, a landmark in the development of New Unionism.
26 August Prevention of Cruelty to, and Protection of, Children Act ("Children's Charter") for the first time imposes criminal penalties to deter child abuse.
26 August - Local Government (Scotland) Act establishes county councils in Scotland effective from 1890.
30 August – Official opening of Royal Mail Mount Pleasant Sorting Office in London.
2 September – Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. move into their new Molineux stadium in the grounds of Wolverhampton's Molineux Hotel.
29 October – British South Africa Company receives a Royal Charter.