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Events in History in April 1895

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 5 Oscar Wilde loses libel case against Marquess of Queensberry, who accused him of homosexual practices

Writer and Poet Oscar Wilde
Writer and Poet
Oscar Wilde

DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

Apr 7 Polar explorer Fridtjof Nansen reaches record 86°13.6′N latitude north, expedition closest to the North pole

Arctic Explorer and Diplomat Fridtjof Nansen
Arctic Explorer and Diplomat
Fridtjof Nansen
  • Apr 11 Anaheim completes its new electric light system
  • Apr 15 Josephine Blatt (US) makes hip-and-harness lift of 3564 lb (record)
  • Apr 17 Treaty of Shimonoseki is signed ending the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-95)

Around The World Alone In A Fishing BoatAround The World Alone In A Fishing Boat

Apr 24 Canadian-American adventurer Joshua Slocum sets sail from Boston, Massachusetts on a solo around-the-world voyage aboard 'Spray', an 11.2-m oyster sloop [1]

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The Spray, in which Joshua Slocum sailed 46,000 miles around the world
The Spray, in which Joshua Slocum sailed 46,000 miles around the world
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