Historical Events for Year 1895

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Jan 1st - Norway adopts Mid-European time
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 declared innocent
Jan 12th - The National Trust is founded in Britain.
Jan 13th - Oscar Wilde's "Ideal Husband," premieres in London
Jan 15th - Albert Trott takes 8-43 on Test debut, then a record
Jan 15th - French fleet reaches Majunga, Madagascar
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)
Composer Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyComposer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Feb 4th - 1st rolling lift bridge opens, Chicago
Feb 8th - Tchaikovsky/Petipa's "Swan Lake," premieres in 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 Wash DC
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
Feb 21st - NC Legislature, adjourns for day to mark death of Frederick Douglass
Feb 23rd - Jaap Eden skates world record 10km (17:56)
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
Abolitionist Frederick DouglassAbolitionist Frederick Douglass 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 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 signed, ends 1st 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 hard labor for being a sodomite
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 - 1st auto race
Jun 11th - Charles E Duryea patents a gas-driven automobile
Jun 13th - Emile Levassor wins 1st Paris-Bordeaux-Paris auto race (24 kph)
Jun 17th - US Ship Canal (W 225th St) in the Bronx completed; cutting Marble Hill off from Manhattan
Jun 20th - 1st female PhD (science) earned (Caroline Willard Baldwin)
Jun 20th - Canal of Smock official opens
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.
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 - Auguste & Louis Lumière show film for scientists
Jul 15th - 12th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Charlotte Sterry beats H Jackson (7-5 8-6)
Jul 15th - 19th Wimbledon Mens 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 (Wagners "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 26th - Electric central at Niagara Falls gives 1st steam
Aug 27th - 15th US Mens Tennis: Fred H Hovey beats Robert D Wrenn (6-3 6-2 6-4)
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
Education Pioneer Booker T. WashingtonEducation Pioneer Booker T. Washington Sep 18th - Booker T. Washington delivers 'Atlanta Compromise' address
Sep 18th - Daniel David Palmer of Davenport, Iowa gives the first chiropractic adjustment
Sep 21st - 1st 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
Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm RöntgenPhysicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen Nov 8th - German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen produces and detects electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range today known as X-rays or Röntgen rays
Nov 11th - Bechuanaland becomes part of Cape Colony
Nov 13th - 1st 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 26th - Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association forms
Nov 27th - Alfred Nobel's will establishes Nobel Prizes
Nov 28th - America's 1st auto race starts; 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 - 1st complete execution of Gustav Mahler's 2nd Symphony
Dec 17th - Anti-Saloon League of America formed, Washington, DC
Dec 17th - George Brownell patents a machine to make paper twine (Mass)
Dec 28th - Film makers the Lumiere brothers, hold the first commercial film screening at Salon Indien du Grand Café, Paris
Inventor/Nobel Prize founder Alfred Bernhard NobelInventor/Nobel Prize founder Alfred Bernhard Nobel Dec 29th - Dr L S Jameson begins failed raid on Johannesburg

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