Honoring the barn's birth year here are some 1889 Fun Facts for Friday.
Jan. 1 The year starts on a Tuesday
Jan. 15 Coca-Cola is incorporated in Atlanta, GA
Feb. 22 Four states added to Union: both Dakotas, Washington and Montana
Apr 16 American actor Charlie Chapman is born
Apr 20 German dictator Adolf Hitler is born
Mar 4 Benjamin Harrison becomes 23rd president of United States
May 6 Eiffel Tower opens in Paris
June 8 Wall Street Journal is established
Oct 8 Moulin Rouge opens in Paris
Nov 21 Gustav Mahler's first symphony, "The Titan" is premiered.
Dec 6 Jefferson Davis dies
Nothing interesting to note in Nebraska history that I can find in 1889. The marching band at the University was founded in 1879 and the football program was founded in 1890. Our barn is older than our state's most important commodity!