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The first female staff member of the White House is Alice Sanger. Read More
The premiere of the Sleeping Beauty ballet with music by Tchaikovsky takes place at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in Russia.
The establishment of the United Mine Workers of America takes place. Read More
The formation of the Weather Bureau takes place within the Department of Agriculture. Read More
The selection of Chicago hosting The Columbian Exposition takes place. Read More
The establishment of the North Dakota State University takes place in Fargo. Read More
The establishment of the Washington State University takes place in Pullman. Read More
The Commercial Bureau of the American Republics is created. Read More
The opening of the 5-story skylight Arcade takes places in Cleveland, Ohio. Read More
The tabulating machine invented by Herman Hollerith begins being utilized by the United States Census Bureau to tabulate census returns.
George Dixon becomes the first black world champion in any sport upon his boxing defeat of the British bantamweight champion.
Japan's first general election for the House of Representatives is held with the election of a lower house of the Diet of Japan by about 5% of the adult male population.
The signing of the Heligoland–Zanzibar Treaty between Great Britain and Germany takes place.
The admittance of Idaho as the 43rd U.S. state takes place. Read More
The admittance of Wyoming as the 44th U.S. state takes place. Read More
Vincent van Gogh attempts to commit suicide by shooting himself and dies two days later.
The Auburn Prison in New York holds the first electric chair execution of William Kemmler.
The borders of Mozambique and Angola are defined by Portugal and the United Kingdom according to the Treaty of London.
Clément Ader's Ader Éole, the first steam-powered fixed-wing aircraft being solely powered, takes-off in Satory, France.
Washington, D.C. is home to the establishment of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
The City and South London Railway officially opens as the first deep level underground railway in London.
Japan's Meiji Constitution goes into effect. Read More