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Subject: 125 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/16 at 4:09 am

September 14th 1891 – The first penalty kick is awarded in a football (soccer) match; John Heath scores it for the Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/16 at 12:21 am

September 19th 1891 - "The Merchant of Venice" was performed for the first time at Manchester.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/16 at 2:21 am

October 1st 1891 – Stanford University opens its doors in California.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/16 at 4:52 am

October 28th 1891 – The Mino–Owari earthquake, the largest inland earthquake in Japan's history, strikes Gifu Prefecture.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/17 at 7:57 am

January 1st 1892 – Ellis Island opens to begin processing immigrants into the United States.

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Written By: nally on 01/01/17 at 2:45 pm


January 1st 1892 – Ellis Island opens to begin processing immigrants into the United States.

Interesting. O0

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/17 at 12:13 am

January 15th 1892 - In Springfield, MA, the rules of "basketball" by James Naismith were printed in the "Triangle" newspaper.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/17 at 4:38 am

March 15th 1892 – Liverpool Football Club is founded

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/17 at 9:55 am

April 15th 1892 – The General Electric Company is formed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/17 at 9:28 am

May 5th 1892 - The U.S. Congress extended the Geary Chinese Exclusion Act for 10 more years. The act required Chinese in the U.S. to be registered or face deportation.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/17 at 1:25 am

June 30th 1892 – The Homestead Strike begins near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/04/17 at 8:06 pm

July 4th 1892 - The first double-decked streetcar service was inaugurated in San Diego, CA.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/04/17 at 8:36 pm

July 4th 1892 – Western Samoa changes the International Date Line, causing Monday (July 4) to occur twice, resulting in a year with 367 days.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/17 at 11:49 am

August 10th 1892 – Thomas Edison receives a patent for a two-way telegraph.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/17 at 7:02 am

September 22nd 1892 – Lindal Railway Incident, providing inspiration for "The Lost Special" by A.C. Doyle and the TV serial Lost.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/17 at 12:51 am

September 26th 1892 - John Philip Sousa and his band played the "Liberty Bell March" in Plainfield, NJ.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/17 at 7:30 am

September 28th 1892 - The first night time football game in the U.S. took place under electric lights. The game was between the Mansfield State Normal School and the Wyoming Seminary.

Subject: Re: 125 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/17 at 2:34 am

October 8th 1892 - Sergei Rachmaninoff performed "Prelude in C-sharp Minor" publicly for the first time in Moscow.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/17 at 9:56 am

November 3rd 1892 - The first automatic telephone went into service at LaPorte, IN. The device was invented by Almon Strowger.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/17 at 2:47 pm

November 8th 1892 - Grover Cleveland (Democrat) is elected President of the USA.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/17 at 7:45 am

November 12th 1892 - Allegheny Athletic Association beats Pittsburgh Athletic Club, 4-0 in football.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/18 at 2:37 pm

May 1st 1893 – The World's Columbian Exposition opens in Chicago.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/18 at 2:50 pm

October 3rd 1893 - The motor-driven vacuum cleaner was patented by J.S. Thurman.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/18 at 5:28 pm

November 1st 1893 - An Act of Congress declares bi-metallism (gold and silver as money) to be the policy of the United States.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/18 at 10:33 pm

November 7th 1893 – Women's suffrage: Women in the U.S. state of Colorado are granted the right to vote, the second state to do so.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/18 at 2:09 pm

December 15th 1893 - Anton Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 in E-minor, Opus 95, "From the New World," was performed in New York City during a "public rehearsal" at Carnegie Hall. The official world premier was the next day.

My favourite non-Beethoven symphony.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/23/18 at 2:49 am

December 23rd 1893 – The opera Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck is first performed.

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Written By: nally on 05/11/19 at 6:40 pm

May 11th 1894: Approximately 4,000 Pullman Palace Car Company workers go on a wildcat strike.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/19 at 6:49 am

May 22nd 1894 – The Manchester Ship Canal in the United Kingdom is officially opened by Queen Victoria, who later knights its designer Sir Edward Leader Williams.

Subject: Re: 125 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/15/19 at 8:37 am

June 15th 1894 - Philadelphia Phillies beat Cincinnati Reds, 21-8.

Subject: Re: 125 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/19 at 5:39 pm

July 2nd 1894 - US government obtains injunction against striking Pullman Workers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/25/19 at 12:22 pm

August 25th 1894 – Kitasato Shibasaburō discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in The Lancet.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/31/19 at 6:41 am

August 31st 1894 - Philadelphia Phillies' Billy Hamilton steals 7 bases.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/19 at 1:58 pm

September 15th 1894 – First Sino-Japanese War: Japan defeats Qing dynasty China in the Battle of Pyongyang.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/19 at 4:13 pm

September 17th 1894 – Battle of the Yalu River, the largest naval engagement of the First Sino-Japanese War.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/19 at 4:18 am

November 1st 1894 - "Billboard Advertising" was published for the first time. It later became known as "Billboard."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/19 at 3:27 pm

November 1st 1894 – Thomas Edison films American sharpshooter Annie Oakley, which is instrumental in her hiring by Buffalo Bill for his Wild West Show.

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Written By: nally on 12/22/19 at 7:12 pm

December 22nd 1894: Claude Debussy's first orchestral masterpiece "Prélude à l'apres-midi d'un faune" premieres in Paris.

Also on that day: United States Golf Association forms in New York.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/20 at 7:49 am

January 12th 1895 - The first performance of King Arthur took place at the Lyceum Theatre, London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/20 at 2:06 pm

January 13th 1895 – First Italo-Ethiopian War: the war's opening battle, the Battle of Coatit, occurs; it is an Italian victory.

Subject: Re: 125 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/20 at 6:00 am

January 15th 1895 - Albert Trott takes  a bowling record 8-43 on cricket Test debut for England against Australia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/22/20 at 11:41 am

January 22nd 1895 - The National Association of Manufacturers was organized in Cincinnati, Ohio

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/30/20 at 3:26 pm

January 30th 1895 - With the US Treasury gold reserve at $22 million, about 11 days from bankruptcy, President Grover Cleveland makes a deal with financier J.P. Morgan, to sell a US bond issue at 3.75 percent interest to the Rothschilds and others in London, with Morgan being given a free hand to run the country for a month.

Subject: Re: 125 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Elor on 02/03/20 at 8:41 am


January 30th 1895 - With the US Treasury gold reserve at $22 million, about 11 days from bankruptcy, President Grover Cleveland makes a deal with financier J.P. Morgan, to sell a US bond issue at 3.75 percent interest to the Rothschilds and others in London, with Morgan being given a free hand to run the country for a month.
Holy cow...he literally sold the country to that guy? :o

Subject: Re: 125 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/04/20 at 4:25 am


Holy cow...he literally sold the country to that guy? :o
Can you imagine that happening today?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/04/20 at 8:03 am

February 4th 1895 - The Van Buren Street Bridge opened in Chicago, IL.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/09/20 at 10:28 am

February 9th 1895 – William G. Morgan creates a game called Mintonette, which soon comes to be referred to as volleyball.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/20 at 2:08 pm

February 24th 1895 – 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.

Subject: Re: 125 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/20 at 7:19 am

March 19th 1895 – Auguste and Louis Lumière record their first footage using their newly patented cinematograph.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/20 at 10:09 am

March 19th 1895 - The Los Angeles Railway was established to provide streetcar service.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/20 at 2:03 pm

March 19th 1895 – Louis Riel declares a provisional government in Saskatchewan, beginning the North-West Rebellion.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/20 at 6:08 pm

March 25th 1895 - Italian troops invaded Abyssinia (Ethiopia).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/03/20 at 12:16 pm

April 3rd 1895 – The trial in the libel case brought by Oscar Wilde begins, eventually resulting in his imprisonment on charges of homosexuality.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/20 at 4:15 pm

April 8th 1895 – In Pollock v. Farmers' Loan & Trust Co. the Supreme Court of the United States declares unapportioned income tax to be unconstitutional.

Subject: Re: 125 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/20 at 9:09 am

April 15th 1895 - Josephine Blatt (US) makes hip-and-harness lift of 3564 pounds (record).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/20 at 4:55 pm

April 21st 1895 - Woodville Latham and his sons demonstrated their Panopticon. It was the first movie projector developed in the United States.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/20 at 10:52 am

April 23rd 1895 - Russia, France, and Germany forced Japan to return the Liaodong peninsula to China.

Subject: Re: 125 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/20 at 2:53 pm

April 24th 1895 – Joshua Slocum, the first person to sail single-handedly around the world, sets sail from Boston, Massachusetts aboard the sloop "Spray".

Subject: Re: 125 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/20 at 12:25 pm

May 7th 1895 – 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 anniversary of this day is celebrated as Radio Day.

Subject: Re: 125 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/25/20 at 7:23 am

May 25th 1895 – Playwright, poet, novelist and aesthete Oscar Wilde is convicted of "committing acts of gross indecency with other male persons" and sentenced to serve two years in prison.

Subject: Re: 125 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/25/20 at 11:51 am

May 25th 1895 - James P. Lee first published "Gold in America -- A Practical Manual."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/25/20 at 1:35 pm

May 25th 1895 – The Republic of Formosa is formed, with Tang Jingsong as its president.

Subject: Re: 125 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/20 at 11:22 am

June 1st 1895 - In Paris, France, the first recorded automobile theft occurred. The Peugeot of Baron de Zuylen de Nyevelt was stolen by his mechanic.

Subject: Re: 125 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/20 at 1:49 pm

June 11th 1895 - Charles E. Duryea received the first U.S. patent granted to an American inventor for a gasoline-driven automobile.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/31/20 at 7:14 am

August 31st 1895 - First pro football game (quarterback John Brallier is paid $10 and won 12-0).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/31/20 at 2:01 pm

August 31st 1895 – German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin patents his navigable balloon.

Subject: Re: 125 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/20 at 10:51 am

September 7th 1895 – The first game of what would become known as rugby league football is played, in England, starting the 1895–96 Northern Rugby Football Union season.

Subject: Re: 125 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/20 at 6:58 am

September 18th 1895 – The Atlanta Exposition Speech on race relations is delivered by Booker T. Washington.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/20 at 12:13 pm

October 8th 1895 – Korean Empress Myeongseong is assassinated by Japanese infiltrators.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/21/20 at 1:40 pm

October 21st 1895 – The Republic of Formosa collapses as Japanese forces invade.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/20 at 6:26 am

October 22nd 1895 – In Paris an express train derails after overrunning the buffer stop, crossing almost 30 metres (100 ft) of concourse before crashing through a wall and falling 10 metres (33 ft) to the road below.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/05/20 at 3:11 am

November 5th 1895 – George B. Selden is granted the first U.S. patent for an automobile.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/20 at 6:28 am

November 8th 1895 – While experimenting with electricity, Wilhelm Röntgen discovers the X-ray.

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Written By: mercuryse7entenorsea on 12/10/20 at 5:27 pm

December 10, 1895: The Laramie Daily Boomerang publishes E. T. Payton’s letter, “State Insane Asylum,” detailing abuses being perpetrated there.

Subject: Re: 125 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/04/21 at 12:55 pm

January 4th 1896 – Utah is admitted as the 45th U.S. state.

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