What Happened In History Year 1895

Historical Events for the Year 1895

  • 12th January » National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty named The National Trust is founded in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland known as United Kingdom.
  • 1st February » Fountains Valley, Pretoria, the oldest nature reserve in Africa, is proclaimed by President Paul Kruger.
  • 9th February » William G. Morgan creates a game called Mintonette, which soon comes to be referred to as volleyball.
  • 24th February » Revolution breaks out in Baire, a town near Santiago de Cuba, beginning the Cuban War of Independence, that ends with the Spanish–American War in 1898.
  • 19th March » Auguste and Louis Lumière record their first footage using their newly patented cinematograph.
  • 3rd April » The trial in the libel case brought by Oscar Wilde begins, eventually resulting in his imprisonment on charges of homosexuality.
  • 6th April » Oscar Wilde is arrested in the Cadogan Hotel, London after losing a libel case against the John Sholto Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry or Marquess of Queensberry.
  • 17th April » The Treaty of Shimonoseki between China and Japan is signed. This marks the end of the First Sino-Japanese War, and the defeated Qing Empire is forced to renounce its claims on Korea and to concede the southern portion of the Liaoning named Fengtien Histo
  • 24th April » Joshua Slocum, the first person to sail single-handedly around the world, sets sail from Boston, Massachusetts aboard the sloop "Spray".
  • 7th May » In Saint Petersburg, Russian scientist Alexander Stepanovich Popov demonstrates to the Russian Physical and Chemical Society his invention, the Popov lightning detector — a primitive radio receiver. In some parts of the former Soviet Union the anniv
  • 24th May » Henry Irving becomes the first person from the theatre to be knighted.
  • 25th May » The playwright, poet, and novelist Oscar Wilde is convicted of "committing acts of Labouchere Amendment or gross indecency with Homosexuality called other male persons" and sentenced to serve two years in prison.
  • 25th May » The Republic of Formosa is formed, with Tang Ching-sung as its List of rulers of Taiwan Republic of Formosa .281895.29 named president.
  • 20th June » The Kiel Canal, crossing the base of the Jutland peninsula and the busiest artificial waterway in the world, is officially opened.
  • 28th June » El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua form the Greater Republic of Central America.
  • 29th June » Doukhobors burn their weapons as a protest against conscription by the Russian Empire called Tsarist Russian government.
  • 11th July » Brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière demonstrate movie film technology to scientists.
  • 19th August » American Frontier murderer and outlaw John Wesley Hardin is killed by an off-duty policeman in a bar (establishment) or saloon in El Paso, Texas.
  • 31st August » German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin patents his 'Zeppelin or Navigable Balloon'.
  • 3rd September » John Brallier becomes the first openly professional American football player, when he was paid US$10 by Dave Berry (American football) or David Berry, to play for the Latrobe Athletic Association in a 12-0 win over the Jeanette Athletic Association.
  • 7th September » The first game of what would become known as Rugby league e.g rugby league football is played, in England, starting the 1895–96 Northern Rugby Football Union season.
  • 18th September » Booker T. Washington delivers the "Atlanta compromise" address.
  • 18th September » Daniel David Palmer gives the first chiropractic adjustment.
  • 30th September » Madagascar becomes a French protectorate.
  • 5th October » The first individual time trial for racing cyclists is held on a 50-mile course north of London.
  • 8th October » Empress Myeongseong of Korea Eulmi Incident or Eulmi incident- Empress Myeongseong of Korea e.g Queen Min of Joseon, the last empress of Korea, is assassinated and her corpse burnt by Japanese infiltrators inside Gyeongbok Palace.
  • 21st October » The Republic of Formosa collapses as Empire of Japan known as Japanese forces invade.
  • 22nd October » In Paris an express train Montparnasse derailment derails after overrunning the buffer stop, crossing almost convert 30 m ft -1 of concourse before crashing through a wall and falling convert 10 m to the road below.
  • 2nd November » The first gasoline-powered race in the United States; first prize is $2,000.
  • 5th November » George B. Selden is granted the first U.S. patent for an automobile.
  • 8th November » While experimenting with electricity, Wilhelm Röntgen discovers the X-ray.
  • 27th November » At the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris, Alfred Nobel signs his last will and testament, setting aside his estate to establish the Nobel Prize after he dies.
  • 28th December » The Auguste and Louis Lumière or Lumière brothers perform for their first paying audience at the Grand Cafe in 'Boulevard des Capucines', marking the debut of the movie theater named cinema.
  • 28th December » Wilhelm Röntgen publishes a paper detailing his discovery of a new type of radiation, which later will be known as x-rays.

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