There is no better source of the stories of yesterday, as they were actually told, than Newspaper Archives. Discover your ancestry with records from every world history event and find treasures that simply aren't available anywhere else. Newspaper Archives have preserved essential accounts of your family, famous people and events that shaped this nation for hundreds of years.
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The Lick Observatory in California uses the 91-centimeter telescope for the first time ever.
The formation of Washington D.C.'s National Geographic Society takes place. Read More
The establishment of the Agriculture College of Utah takes place in Logan, Utah. Read More
The eastern seaboard of the United States get hits by the Great Blizzard of 1888. Read More
An expedition of the British military to expel the Tibetans from northern Sikkim begins, known as the Sikkim Expedition.
The new National Library of Greece lays it's foundation stone in Athens. Read More
William McGregor calls a meeting to discuss establishing The Football League in London. Read More
The inauguration of Amsterdam's Concertgebouw takes place. Read More
The completion and opening of the Texas State Capitol building takes place in Austin, after costing a total of 3 million dollars.
The Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is established by the United States Congress. Read More
The last remnants of slavery in Brazil is abolished by the Lei Áurea. Read More
The London matchgirls strike of 1888 is organized by Annie Besant. Read More
The establishment of the Kingdom of Sedang takes place in modern-day Vietnam. Read More
The first known recording of classical music takes place at The Crystal Palace as Handel's Israel in Egypt is recorded onto wax cylinder.
The opening of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom's laboratory takes place on Plymouth Hoe.
An act permitting bicycles on the road is passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom
The first "long-distance" drive is completed by Bertha Benz, wife of car engineer Karl Benz, driving 40 miles from Mannheim to Pforzheim in a car manufactured by her husband
The body of Mary Ann Nichols, a prostitute considered to be the first victim of Jack the Ripper, is found mutilated in London in what becomes known as the Whitechapel murders.
A patent for a camera using roll film is granted to George Eastman and he registers the trademark Kodak.
The first university in liberated Bulgaria is opened as Sofia University. Read More
The opening of Washington D.C.'s Washington Monument takes place. Read More
The first motion picture, the Roundhay Garden Scene, is filmed by Louis Le Prince in West Yorkshire, England.
The body of Mary Jane Kelly, a prostitute considered to be the fifth and final victim of Jack the Ripper, is found mutilated in London in what becomes known as the Whitechapel murders.
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