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The establishment of the Toowong State School takes place in Queensland, Australia. Read More
Thomas Edison financially backs the journal Science as it is published for the first time.
Wabash, Indiana installs the first ever electric streetlight. Read More
Chester, Pennsylvania launches the SS Columbia as the first outside usage of the incandescent light bulb invented by Thomas Edison.
The first ever city to be electrically lit becomes Wabash, Indiana. Read More
At the foot of Wall Street in New York City, the incandescent lights of the SS Columbia are lit up for the first time.
Thomas Edison's electric railway is tested for the first time in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
A patent is granted to Tinius Olsen for the Little Giant Testing Machine. Read More
Tahiti is annexed by France. Read More
Emir of Afghanistan is announced as being Abdur Rahman Khan. Read More
The completion of the Cologne Cathedral takes place in Germany after 632 years of construction.
A contract is signed between competing circus owners P. T. Barnum and James A. Bailey creating the Barnum & Bailey Circus.
The end of the Second Anglo-Afghan War is brought about upon the defeat of Afghan troops by British forces in the Battle of Kandahar.
North America's "Blizzard of 1880" begins. Read More
The establishment if the Munich Re German company takes place. Read More
The opening of the University of Southern California takes place with 53 students and 10 faculty members.
The laying of the Clarkson Memorial's first stone takes place in Wisbech. Read More
James Garfield wins the presidential election against opponent Winfield Hancock. Read More
James and John Ritty patent the first cash register. Read More
New York City's Tony Pastor's Theater is home to the first debut of actress Lillian Russell.
Paul Kruger becomes the first president of the newly formed republic of the Transvaal. Read More