Important events and information have been documented through the use of newspapers for centuries. They are a valuable and irreplaceable source of information that feature the most memorable events of the past. As for the year 1895, such events include Rudolf Diesel patenting the diesel engine, the end of the First Sino-Japanese War, the surrender of the Republic of Formosa marking the beginning od the era of Japanese rule, the discovery of x-ray radiation by William Röntgen, the beginning of the Fourth Anglo-Ashanti War, and so much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.
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February 9, 1895
William G. Morgan invents the game of mintonette, now known as volleyball.
March 1, 1895
The United States appoints William L. Wilson as Postmaster General.
March 30, 1895
The Diesel engine is patented by Rudolf Diesel in Germany.
April 16, 1895
The incorporation of Sturgeon Falls as a town in Ontario, Canada takes place.
April 17, 1895
The First Sino-Japanese War ends upon the signing of the Treaty of Shimonoseki between China and Japan.
April 22, 1895
The Treaty of Shimonoseki is petitioned by over six hundred candidates and protested against by thousands of citizens during the Gongche Shangshu movement.
May 24, 1895
The short-lived Republic of Formosa is formed upon the declaration of independence from the Qing dynasty by anti-Japanese officials.
May 27, 1895
The federal government is given the right to regulate interstate commerce by the United States Supreme Court.
June 20, 1895
The North Sea is connected to the Baltic upon the opening of the Kiel Canal.
July 31, 1895
Sabino Arana founds the Basque Nationalist Party.
August 29, 1895
A meeting is held among 21 rugby clubs, leading to the creation of the Northern Rugby Football Union and officially turning rugby league football into a sport.
September 7, 1895
The 1895-96 Northern Rugby Football Union season begins as the first game of rugby league football is played.
October 23, 1895
The Republic of Formosa is forced to surrender to the Empire of Japan, putting an end the republic and marking the beginning of the era of Japanese rule.
November 5, 1895
George B. Selden is granted the first patent for an automobile in the United States.
November 8, 1895
A type of radiation is discovered by Wilhelm Röntgen, later becoming known as X-rays.
November 23, 1895
The Chicago Times-Herald sponsors the first ever automobile race in America, the Chicago Times-Herald Race.
November 25, 1895
The Olympia Theatre is opened by Oscar Hammerstein as the first theatre built in the Times Square district of New York City.
November 27, 1895
The last will and testament of Alfred Nobel declaring that his estate is to be set aside in order to establish the Nobel Prize is signed by Alfred Nobel in Paris.
The beginning of the Fourth Anglo-Ashanti War takes place.
December 28, 1895
The first moving picture film by Auguste and Louis Lumière is premiered in Paris.