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The establishment of the Fabian Society takes place in London. Read More
England's Derby County Football Club is established. Read More
The Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions makes the first proclamation of the eight-hour work day in the United States.
The consecration of the flag of Estonia as the flag of the Estonian Students Society takes place.
Possession of Togoland is taken by Germany. Read More
The Statue of Liberty's first cornerstone is laid in the New York Harbor. Read More
The Sino–French War begins over control of Tonkin. Read More
The establishment of the Staten Island Academy takes place. Read More
Karl Koller's local anesthesia inventions is made public in Heidelberg, Germany. Read More
The Greenwich meridian is fixed as the world's prime meridian during the International Meridian Conference.
The establishment of the United States Naval War College takes place in Newport, Rhode Island.
The establishment of the University of Wales, Bangor takes place in the United Kingdom. Read More
The first woman to receive a Royal University of Ireland degree is Letitia Alice Walkington.
The establishment of the Irish Gaelic Athletic Association takes place in Thurles, Ireland.
Grover Cleveland defeats opponent James G. Blaine in the United States presidential election.
European colonization and trade in Africa is regulated upon the start of the Berlin Conference.
The completion of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. takes place as the world's tallest structure to date.
The adult male electorate in the United Kingdom is widened approximately 60% by the Third Reform Act.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is published for the first time in London.
The opening of New Orleans' World Cotton Centennial World's Fair takes place. Read More
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