Historical Events For Year 1884

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January 4, 1884

The establishment of the Fabian Society takes place in London. Read More

February 5, 1884

England's Derby County Football Club is established. Read More

May 1, 1884

The Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions makes the first proclamation of the eight-hour work day in the United States.
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June 4, 1884

The consecration of the flag of Estonia as the flag of the Estonian Students Society takes place.
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July 5, 1884

Possession of Togoland is taken by Germany. Read More

August 5, 1884

The Statue of Liberty's first cornerstone is laid in the New York Harbor. Read More

August 22, 1884

The Sino–French War begins over control of Tonkin. Read More

September 5, 1884

The establishment of the Staten Island Academy takes place. Read More

September 15, 1884

Karl Koller's local anesthesia inventions is made public in Heidelberg, Germany. Read More

October, 1884

The Greenwich meridian is fixed as the world's prime meridian during the International Meridian Conference.
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October 6, 1884

The establishment of the United States Naval War College takes place in Newport, Rhode Island.
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October 18, 1884

The establishment of the University of Wales, Bangor takes place in the United Kingdom. Read More

October 22, 1884

The first woman to receive a Royal University of Ireland degree is Letitia Alice Walkington.
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November 1, 1884

The establishment of the Irish Gaelic Athletic Association takes place in Thurles, Ireland.
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November 4, 1884

Grover Cleveland defeats opponent James G. Blaine in the United States presidential election.
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November 15, 1884

European colonization and trade in Africa is regulated upon the start of the Berlin Conference.
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December 6, 1884

The completion of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. takes place as the world's tallest structure to date.
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December 10, 1884

The adult male electorate in the United Kingdom is widened approximately 60% by the Third Reform Act.
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December 10, 1884

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is published for the first time in London.
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December 16, 1884

The opening of New Orleans' World Cotton Centennial World's Fair takes place. Read More