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1884

1884 History Facts:
  • The chrome tanning process for leather is patented by Augustus Schultz.
  • First volume of the Oxford English Dictionary, A-to-Ant, published.
  • Siege of Khartoum in Sudan begins
  • U.S. adopts Standard Time.
  • The first long-distance telephone call, Boston - New York.
  • Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical "On Freemasonry".
  • Alaska officially becomes a U.S. territory.
  • Ringling Brothers circus first premieres.
  • Dow Jones publishes it's first stock average.
  • Statue of Liberty presented to U.S. in Paris.
  • First Test Cricket to be played at Old Trafford (July 10) and first day is washed out.
  • First Test Cricket match played at Lord's (July 21).
  • 6.2 mile Arlberg railroad tunnel is completed in Austria.
  • Greenwich is established as universal time meridian of longitude.
  • George Eastman patents paper-strip photographic film.
  • John B Meyenberg patents evaporated milk.
  • Great Colchester Earthquake (April 22) - measured 6.9 on the Richter Scale.
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