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?

First shipment of canned pineapple from Hawaii

On November 13, 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