What Happened in 1895

Significant Events

  • Jan 15 Tchaikovsky's ballet "Swan Lake" premieres, St Petersburg (1/27 NS)
  • Mar 22 Auguste & Louis Lumiere show their 1st movie to an invited audience
  • Mar 25 Italian troops invade Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
  • Apr 17 Treaty of Shimonoseki is signed ending the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-95)
  • May 8 China cedes Taiwan to Japan under Treaty of Shimonoseki
  • Jun 20 1st female PhD from an American University, earned by Caroline Willard Baldwin (in Science) at Cornell University
  • Nov 8 German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen produces and detects electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range today known as X-rays or Röntgen rays
  • Nov 27 Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel's will establishes the Nobel Prize
More Historical Events

Did You Know?

American inventor Frederick E Blaisdell patents the pencil

On November 19, 1895


World Leaders in 1895

Famous People in 1895

Would You Believe?

Volleyball invented by W G Morgan in Massachusetts

On February 9, 1895

Famous Weddings

  • Jul 11 Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan, and accused spy Mata Hari (18) weds Dutch colonial army Captain Rudolph MacLeod in Amsterdam
  • Jul 26 Physicist and chemist Marie Curie (27) weds physicist Pierre Curie (36) in Sceaux, France
  • Nov 20 Businessman Harvey Firestone (26) weds composer Idabelle Smith (21)
  • Dec 19 Poet Robert Frost (21) weds Elinor Miriam White in Lawrence, Massachusetts