Historical Events in 1895

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  • Jan 1st Norway adopts Mid-European time

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Jan 1st Aguinaldo became a Freemason, joining Pilar Lodge No. 203, Imus, Cavite

Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo
  • Jan 5th Henry James' play "Guy Domville" opens in London
  • Jan 5th Victor Trumper makes first-class debut for NSW 17 yrs 64 days
  • Jan 5th French Capt Alfred Dreyfus, convicted of treason, publicly stripped of his rank; later exonerated
  • Jan 12th The National Trust is founded in Britain.

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Jan 13th Oscar Wilde's "Ideal Husband" premieres in London

Writer/Poet Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
  • Jan 15th Albert Trott takes 8-43 on Test debut, then a record
  • Jan 15th French fleet reaches Majunga, Madagascar

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Jan 15th Tchaikovsky's ballet "Swan Lake" premieres, St Petersburg (1/27 NS)

  • Jan 17th French president Casimir-Perier resigns
  • Jan 17th Félix Faure installed as president of France
  • Jan 18th Amsterdam's AFC soccer team forms
  • Jan 22nd National Association of Manufacturers organized in Cincinnati
  • Jan 29th King Koko's Kopermannen assault on Akassa Niger, 100's killed
  • Jan 30th C J Eady (Tas) 1st Australian to score twin centuries (v Vic)
  • Jan 30th SS Elbe sinks after collision in North Sea, 332 killed
  • Jan 30th Tasmania beat Victoria for 1st F-C victory in 41 years
  • Jan 31st Jose Martí & others leave NYC for invasion of Spanish Cuba
  • Feb 3rd Wilhelm Mauseth skates world record 500 m (46.8 secs)
  • Feb 4th 1st rolling lift bridge opens, Chicago
  • Feb 8th Tchaikovsky/Petipa's "Swan Lake" premieres in St Petersburg
  • Feb 9th 1st intercollegiate basketball game (Minn Agricult beats Hamline, 9-3)
  • Feb 9th Volleyball invented by W G Morgan in Massachusetts
  • Feb 11th -17°F (-27.2°C) in Braemar, Grampian (UK record)
  • Feb 11th Georgetown became part of Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 13th Moving picture projector patented
  • Feb 14th Oscar Wilde's "Importance of Being Earnest," opens in London
  • Feb 15th 23 cm (9 inches) of snow falls on New Orleans
  • Feb 20th Congress authorizes a US mint at Denver, Colorodo

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Feb 21st NC Legislature, adjourns for day to mark death of Frederick Douglass

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Feb 23rd Jaap Eden skates world record 10km (17:56)

Cyclist and Speed Skater Jaap Eden
Cyclist and Speed Skater
Jaap Eden
  • Feb 23rd William Heard, AME minister & educator, named minister to Liberia
  • Feb 24th Cuban war for independence begins
  • Feb 26th Michael Owens of Toledo, Ohio, patents a glass-blowing machine
  • Mar 4th Gustav Mahler's 2nd Symphony premieres in Berlin
  • Mar 6th England beat Australia to win one of the best cricket series ever, 3-2
  • Mar 6th J T Brown hits the fastest 50 in Test Crickets (28 mins) Eng v Aust
  • Mar 9th Stanley Cup: Montreal Victorias awarded cup, as Queens University (Kingston Ont) loses to Montreal AAA, 5-1
  • Mar 11th Spanish cruiser Reina Regente sinks in Straits of Gibraltar, over 400 die
  • Mar 18th 200 blacks leave Savannah, Ga for Liberia
  • Mar 19th Los Angeles Railway established to provide streetcar service
  • Mar 22nd Auguste & Louis Lumiere show their 1st movie to an invited audience
  • Mar 25th Italian troops invade Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
  • Mar 26th King Alfonso plants pine sapling in Madrid, starts Spain's Arbor Day
  • Mar 29th 57th Grand National: Mr Joe Widger aboard Wild Man From Borneo wins
  • Mar 30th British inventor Birt Acres films Oxford and Cambridge boat race
  • Apr 5th Start of Sherlock Holmes' "Adventure of 3 Students" (BG)
  • Apr 5th Oscar Wilde loses libel case against Marquess of Queensberry, who accused him of homosexual practices
  • Apr 11th Anaheim completes its new electric light system
  • Apr 13th Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Solitary Cyclist" (BG)
  • Apr 14th 1st performance of Gustav Mahler's (incomplete) 2nd Symphony
  • Apr 15th Josephine Blatt (US) makes hip-and-harness lift of 3564 lb (record)
  • Apr 17th Treaty of Shimonoseki is signed ending the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-95)
  • Apr 24th Joshua Slocum completes around-the-world voyage in 11-m boat
  • May 6th 21st Kentucky Derby: Soup Perkins aboard Halma wins in 2:37.50
  • May 7th In Saint Petersburg, Russian scientist Alexander Stepanovich Popov demonstrates to the Russian Physical and Chemical Society his invention - the world's first radio receiver. In the former Soviet Union the anniversary of this day is celebrated as Radio Day.
  • May 8th China cedes Taiwan to Japan under Treaty of Shimonoseki
  • May 17th W G Grace completes his 100th 100 v Somerset at Bristol
  • May 20th 1st commercial movie performance (153 Broadway, NYC)
  • May 24th Henry Irving becomes 1st theatrical knight
  • May 25th 20th Preakness: Fred Taral aboard Belmar wins in 1:50.5
  • May 25th Oscar Wilde sentenced to 2 years imprisonment for gross indecency
  • May 25th The Republic of Formosa is formed, with Tang Ching-sung as the president.
  • May 27th British inventor Birt Acres patents film camera/projector
  • May 30th W G Grace scores his 1,000th Cricket run of the season after 22 days
  • Jun 11th Charles E Duryea patents a gas-driven automobile
  • Jun 13th Emile Levassor wins 1st Paris-Bordeaux-Paris auto race (24 kph)
  • Jun 13th 35th British Golf Open: J.H. Taylor shoots a 322 at St Andrews
  • Jun 17th US Ship Canal (W 225th St) in the Bronx completed; cutting Marble Hill off from Manhattan
  • Jun 20th 1st female PhD from an American University, earned by Caroline Willard Baldwin (in Science) at Cornell University
  • Jun 20th Nicaragua, El Salvador & Honduras form a short-lived confederation
  • Jun 21st British Roseberry government falls
  • Jun 28th El Salvador, Honduras & Nicaragua form Central American Union
  • Jun 29th Doukhobors burn their weapons as a protest against conscription by the Tsarist Russian government.
  • Jun 29th 9th U.S. Women's National Championship: Juliette Atkinson beats Helen Hellwig (6-4, 6-2, 6-1)
  • Jul 3rd Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Black Peter" (BG)
  • Jul 4th Katherine Lee Bates publishes "America the Beautiful"
  • Jul 8th Delagoa Bay Railway opens in South Africa
  • Jul 11th First ever automobile race: Paris to Bordeaux 1,178 km in 48 hours, 48 minutes
  • Jul 11th Auguste & Louis Lumière show film for scientists

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 15th 12th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats H Jackson (7-5 8-6)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jul 15th 19th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Wilfred Baddeley beats W Eaves (4-6 2-6 8-6 6-2 6-3)
  • Jul 16th Archie MacLaren completes cricket 424 for Lancs v Somerset at Taunton
  • Aug 10th 1st Queen's Hall Promenade Concerto (Wagner's "Rienzi")
  • Aug 19th American frontier murderer and outlaw, John Wesley Hardin, is killed by an off-duty policeman in a saloon in El Paso, Texas.
  • Aug 20th Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Norwood Builder" (BG)
  • Aug 25th 15th U.S. Men's National Championship: Fred Hovey beats Robert Wrenn (6-3, 6-2, 6-4)
  • Aug 26th Electric generator at Niagara Falls produces first power
  • Aug 29th The formation of the Northern Rugby Union at the George Hotel, Huddersfield, England.
  • Aug 30th Belgium begins compulsory Roman Catholic education
  • Aug 31st 1st pro football game (QB John Brallier paid $10 & won 12-0)
  • Sep 3rd 1st pro football game played, Latrobe beats Jeanette 12-0 (Penn)
  • Sep 5th George Washington Murray elected to Congress from SC
  • Sep 9th American Bowling Congress forms (NYC)
  • Sep 11th FA Cup stolen in Birmingham
  • Sep 12th Defender (US) beats Valkyrie III (England) in 10th America's Cup

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Sep 18th Booker T. Washington delivers 'Atlanta Compromise' address

Education Pioneer Booker T. Washington
Education Pioneer
Booker T. Washington
  • Sep 18th Daniel David Palmer of Davenport, Iowa gives the first chiropractic adjustment
  • Sep 21st First auto manufacturer opens-Duryea Motor Wagon Company
  • Sep 23rd French labor union CGT (Confederation Generale du Travail) forms
  • Sep 24th 1st round-the-world trip by a woman on a bicycle (took 15 months)
  • Sep 26th Italian general Oreste Baratieri lands in Massawa, Eritrea
  • Sep 30th France proclaims a protectorate over Madagascar
  • Oct 1st Romanians in Costantinople massacred
  • Oct 2nd 1st cartoon comic strip is printed in a newspaper
  • Oct 4th Horace Rawlins wins 1st US Open golf tournament (Newport RI)
  • Oct 4th 1st US Golf Open: Horace Rawlins shoots a 173 at Newport GC RI
  • Oct 5th The first individual time trial for racing cyclists is held on a 50-mile course north of London.
  • Oct 8th Ohio Valley Improvement Association forms
  • Oct 11th Emperor Menelik II of Addis Ababa draws against Italians
  • Oct 21st The Republic of Formosa collapses as Japanese forces invade.
  • Oct 22nd David Belasco's "Heart of Maryland" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 22nd In Paris an express train overruns a buffer stop and crosses more than 30 metres of concourse before plummeting through a window at Gare Montparnasse.
  • Nov 2nd 29th Belmont: Fred Taral aboard Belmar wins in 2:11½
  • Nov 5th 1st US patent granted for auto (George B Selden) for gasoline driven car
  • Nov 5th Edward, Prince of Wales, says "We are all Socialists nowadays"
  • Nov 5th US state Utah accepts female suffrage

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Nov 8th German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen produces and detects electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range today known as X-rays or Röntgen rays

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Wilhelm Röntgen
  • Nov 11th Bechuanaland becomes part of Cape Colony
  • Nov 13th First shipment of canned pineapple from Hawaii
  • Nov 19th Frederick E Blaisdell patents the pencil
  • Nov 21st Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Bruce Partington Plans" (BG)
  • Nov 23rd 4th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 48-0 in Tuscaloosa
  • Nov 26th Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association forms

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Nov 27th Alfred Nobel's will establishes the Nobel Prize

Chemist, Engineer & Innovator Alfred Nobel
Chemist, Engineer & Innovator
Alfred Nobel
  • Nov 28th America's 1st auto race organised by the "Chicago Times-Herald" Chicago to Evanston and back; 6 cars, 55 miles, winner avg 7 MPH
  • Dec 2nd 54th Congress (1895-97) convenes
  • Dec 7th Battle at Amba Alagi: Abyssinians beat Italian armies
  • Dec 8th Battle at Amba Alagi: Ethiopian emperor Menelik II drives Italian general Baratieri's out
  • Dec 13th First complete execution of Gustav Mahler's 2nd Symphony
  • Dec 17th Anti-Saloon League of America formed, Washington, D.C.
  • Dec 17th George Brownell patents a machine to make paper twine (Mass)
  • Dec 28th Filmmakers the Lumiere brothers, hold the first commercial film screening at Salon Indien du Grand Café, Paris
  • Dec 29th Dr L S Jameson begins failed raid on Johannesburg