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January 4, 1884
The establishment of the Fabian Society takes place in London.
February 5, 1884
England's Derby County Football Club is established.
May 1, 1884
The Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions makes the first proclamation of the eight-hour work day in the United States.
June 4, 1884
The consecration of the flag of Estonia as the flag of the Estonian Students Society takes place.
July 5, 1884
Possession of Togoland is taken by Germany.
August 5, 1884
The Statue of Liberty's first cornerstone is laid in the New York Harbor.
August 22, 1884
The Sino–French War begins over control of Tonkin.
September 5, 1884
The establishment of the Staten Island Academy takes place.
September 15, 1884
Karl Koller's local anesthesia inventions is made public in Heidelberg, Germany.
The Greenwich meridian is fixed as the world's prime meridian during the International Meridian Conference.
October 6, 1884
The establishment of the United States Naval War College takes place in Newport, Rhode Island.
October 18, 1884
The establishment of the University of Wales, Bangor takes place in the United Kingdom.
October 22, 1884
The first woman to receive a Royal University of Ireland degree is Letitia Alice Walkington.
November 1, 1884
The establishment of the Irish Gaelic Athletic Association takes place in Thurles, Ireland.
November 4, 1884
Grover Cleveland defeats opponent James G. Blaine in the United States presidential election.
November 15, 1884
European colonization and trade in Africa is regulated upon the start of the Berlin Conference.
December 6, 1884
The completion of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. takes place as the world's tallest structure to date.
December 10, 1884
The adult male electorate in the United Kingdom is widened approximately 60% by the Third Reform Act.
December 10, 1884
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is published for the first time in London.
December 16, 1884
The opening of New Orleans' World Cotton Centennial World's Fair takes place.