18 de jul. de 2013 · Welcome to 1896, where the dream of the (18)90s is in full swing: 1.) F. Scott Fitzgerald is born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, presumably in formal wear. 2.) Lyricist Ira Gershwin is born and forced to fathom life without his little brother and musical partner George. 3.)
Historical Events for the Year 1896. 4th January » Utah is admitted as the 45th U.S. state. 5th January » An Austrian newspaper reports that Wilhelm Röntgen has discovered a type of electromagnetic radiation known as radiation later known as X-rays. 16th January » Defeat of Cymru Fydd at South Wales Liberal Federation Annual general meeting called ...
July 2, 1890: The Sherman Anti-Trust Act became law in the United States.July 13, 1890: John C. Frémont, American explorer and political figure, died in New York City at the age of 77.July 29, 1890: Artist Vincent Van Gogh died in France at the age of 37 after shooting himself two days earlier.October 1, 1890: At the urging of John Muir, The U.S. Congress designated Yosemite a National Park.February 14, 1891: William Tecumseh Sherman, Civil War general, died in New York City at the age of 71.March 17, 1891: The St. Patrick's Day parade in New York Citybegan using the traditional route up Fifth Avenue.April 7, 1891: American showman Phineas T. Barnum died in Bridgeport, Connecticut at the age of 80.May 5, 1891: Carnegie Hall opened in New York City.March 26, 1892: American poet Walt Whitmandied in Camden, New Jersey at the age of 72.May 28, 1892: Writer and naturalist John Muirfounded the Sierra Club. Muir's campaigning for conservation would exert an influence on American life in the 20th century.July 6, 1892: The Homestead Steel Strikein western Pennsylvania turned into a ferocious day-long battle between Pinkerton men and townspeople.August 4, 1892: Andrew Borden and his wife were murdered in Fall River, Massachusetts and his daughter Lizzie Borden was accusedof the gruesome crime.January 17, 1893: Rutherford B. Hayes, who became president following the disputed election of 1876, died in Ohio at the age of 70.February 1893: Thomas A. Edisonfinished building his first motion picture studio.March 4, 1893: Grover Clevelandwas inaugurated as president of the United States for the second time.May 1, 1893: The 1893 World's Fair, known as the Columbian Exposition, opened in Chicago.March 25, 1894: Coxey's Army, a march to protest unemployment that was largely the result of the Panic of 1893, departed from Ohio on its way to Washington, D.C.April 30, 1894: Coxey's Army reached Washington, D.C. and its leaders were arrested the next day. The demands of Jacob Coxey, which focused on great government intervention in the economy, would ev...May 1894: The Pullman Strikebegan, and spread throughout the summer before being put down by federal troops.June 22, 1894: Pierre de Coubertinorganized a meeting which led to the creation of the International Olympic Committee.February 20, 1895: Abolitionist author Frederick Douglassdied in Washington, D.C. at the age of 77.May 6, 1895: Future president Theodore Rooseveltbecame president of the New York City police board, effectively becoming the police commissioner. His efforts to reform the police department became...December 1895: President Grover Cleveland arranged for a White House Christmas tree litwith Edison electric bulbs.Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, arranged in his will for his estate to fund the Nobel Prize.January 15, 1896: Photographer Mathew Brady died in New York City.April 1896: The first modern Olympic games, the idea of Pierre de Coubertin, are held in Athens, Greece.March 4, 1897: William McKinley was inaugurated as president of the United States.July 1897: The Klondike Gold Rush began in Alaska.February 15, 1898: The American battleship U.S.S. Maine exploded in the harbor at Havana, Cuba, a mysterious event that will lead to the United States going to war with Spain.April 25, 1898: The United States declared war on Spain.May 1, 1898: At the Battle of Manila Bay, an American fleet in the Philippines defeated a Spanish naval force.May 19, 1898: William Ewart Gladstone, former prime minister of Britain, died in Wales at the age of 88.July 1899: Newsboys in New York City went on strike for several weeks in a significant action related to child labor.July 18, 1899: Writer Horatio Algerdied in Massachusetts at the age of 67.
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14 de dic. de 2020 · Voting: As of 1896, American citizens in 39 of the then 45 states were able to cast printed ballots in secrecy, and women in the United States did not yet have the right to vote. It wasn’t until August 18, 1920, just before the 1920 election, that the U.S. Congress ratified the 19th amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing them their right to cast a ballot.
In the decades after the Civil War, Americans experienced remarkable changes in their everyday life, from the clothes they wore and food they ate to their opportunities for recreation. Mail order catalogs allowed rural residents to buy new equipment and follow the latest trends in fashion or household appliances without ever going to a store.
1896 Britain declares Ashanti (today Ghana) a protectorate. 1896 At Adwa, in the far north of Ethiopia, Ethiopians defeat an Italian army, saving themselves from colonial rule. 1896 In Matabeleland, rebels kill more than 120 white settlers. A force of 500 whites assemble and end the rebellion.