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1890 in

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Timeline for 1890
19th century | 1890s

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In April 1890, Pierre Bruyère took off with his crew, never to be seen again. The Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones met the man in June; Bruyère was caught in a time loop, reliving the same journey with different companions over and over again. (PROSE: The Frozen Wastes)

The Eleventh Doctor offered to take Amy Pond and Rory Williams to the Moulin Rouge in 1890. (TV: The Vampires of Venice) On 26 June, he took them to the recently opened Savoy Hotel. He assured them there would be no complications, only to discover there was a Zygon ship under the Savoy, and half of the staff were imposters. (TV: The Power of Three)

Vincent van Gogh with the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond. (TV: Vincent and the Doctor)

Between 1 and 3 June, the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond met Vincent van Gogh, making sure he didn't come to harm from a monster seen in one of his paintings. (TV: Vincent and the Doctor)

After this, Vincent van Gogh painted The Pandorica Opens, which showed the Doctor's TARDIS exploding. (TV: The Pandorica Opens)

Ian Chesterton's paternal great-grandfather Major William "Will" Chesterton retired to his native England after many years in China and translated Mountains and Sunsets by Ho Lin Chung into English. (PROSE: The Eleventh Tiger)

The Sioux were massacred at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, and the Great Houses' open door project ended. (PROSE: The Book of the War)

New York City's total population was 1,515,301, 839,347 of whom were foreign-born. (TV: The Gathering)

Richard Francis Burton faked his death in this year. (PROSE: The Book of the War)