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William G. Morgan invents the game of mintonette, now known as volleyball. Read More
The United States appoints William L. Wilson as Postmaster General. Read More
The Diesel engine is patented by Rudolf Diesel in Germany. Read More
The incorporation of Sturgeon Falls as a town in Ontario, Canada takes place. Read More
The First Sino-Japanese War ends upon the signing of the Treaty of Shimonoseki between China and Japan.
The Treaty of Shimonoseki is petitioned by over six hundred candidates and protested against by thousands of citizens during the Gongche Shangshu movement.
The short-lived Republic of Formosa is formed upon the declaration of independence from the Qing dynasty by anti-Japanese officials.
The federal government is given the right to regulate interstate commerce by the United States Supreme Court.
The North Sea is connected to the Baltic upon the opening of the Kiel Canal. Read More
Sabino Arana founds the Basque Nationalist Party. Read More
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.
The 1895-96 Northern Rugby Football Union season begins as the first game of rugby league football is played.
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.
George B. Selden is granted the first patent for an automobile in the United States. Read More
A type of radiation is discovered by Wilhelm Röntgen, later becoming known as X-rays. Read More
The Chicago Times-Herald sponsors the first ever automobile race in America, the Chicago Times-Herald Race.
The Olympia Theatre is opened by Oscar Hammerstein as the first theatre built in the Times Square district of New York City.
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. Read More
The first moving picture film by Auguste and Louis Lumière is premiered in Paris. Read More