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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President Grover Cleveland signs an Act to Regulate Appointments in the Marine Hospital Service of the United States.
A United States patent is granted to Herman Hollerith for his electric tabulating machine.
The incorporation of the Coca-Cola company as the Pemberton Medicine Company takes place in Atlanta, Georgia.
Washington, D.C. is home to the creation of the Columbia Phonograph. Read More
The adoption of the Meiji Constitution of Japan takes place. Read More
A bill is signed by President Grover Cleveland to admit North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington as official states of the United States of America.
Benjamin Harrison succeeds Grover Cleveland as President of the United States. Read More
The inauguration of the Eiffel Tower takes place, becoming the tallest structure in the world to date by 130 m.
The establishment of the Hammarby Roddförening takes place in Sweden. Read More
The Braunau am Inn in Austria-Hungary is home to the birth of Adolf Hitler. Read More
The opening of the Exposition Universelle takes place in Paris with the Eiffel Tower as its entrance arch.
The British Royal Navy fleet strength is required to be equal to at least any two other countries according to the Naval Defence Act.
The famous art piece The Starry Night is painted by Vincent van Gogh at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.
The completion of the first electric power transmission line running long distance in the United States takes place between Willamette Falls and downtown Portland, Oregon.
The first publication of The Wall Street Journal takes place in New York City. Read More
The United Kingdom passes the Children's Charter implementing criminal penalties to deter child abuse for the first time.
The establishment of Nintendo as a playing card manufacturer takes place. Read More
The first International Conference of American States commences in Washington D.C. Read More
Costa Rica holds it's first free elections. Read More
The admittance of North Dakota and South Dakota as the 39th and 40th U.S. states takes place.
The admittance of Montana as the 41st U.S. state takes place. Read More
The admittance of Washington as the 42nd U.S. state takes place. Read More
The San Francisco Palais Royale Saloon features the first jukebox to go into operation. Read More
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