1881 to 1884
mar 13 - |Russia ?+|
Alexander II + is killed by a Nihilist terrorist bomb
Alexander III + becomes tsar.
[re.List of Tsars]
x - First Japanese political parties are founded.
x - Henry P. Crowell of Ravenna, Ohio, buys a bankrupt mill and starts the production and
advertising of "Quaker Oats".
x - Edgar Degas ?¢ paints "The Tub"
x - Triple Alliance between Germany ?, Austria-Hungary and Italy is signed.
x - Tolstoy was born.
x - |England ?+] The first Wirephotos.
x - |PARIS] Tesla ?+ goes to work for the Continental Edison Company.
jul 22 - Russian revolutionary Lev Borisovich Kamenev [d.aug 24 1936] is born.
nov 18 - noon - Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is adopted by the U.S. Telegraph
lines are used to transmit time signals to all major cities. Prior to that standardisation
there were over 300 local times in the USA
x - The first English translation of the Karma Sutra *
x - Edison stumbles onto "Edison effect"; basis of broadcast tubes.
- |STRASSBURG] Nikola Tesla ?+ constructs his first induction motor.
- |U.S.| Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is adopted
universally by the International Meridian Conference in Washington D.C. The International
Date Line is drawn up and 25 integer time zones are created.
x - Berlin Conference ('84-'85). Secret "Three Emperors' League" signed between Germany, Austria-Hungary and Russia.
x - The Fabian Society is founded in London by a group of middle-class intellectuals wishing to promote socialism.
x - |GERMANY] Nipkow scanning disc, early version of television.
x - People can now make long distance phone calls.
x - Electric tabulator is introduced.
x - Nicola Tesla ?+ emigrates to the United States from Croatia
x - Linotype composing machine invented by Ottmar Mergenthaler of Hachtel, Germany.
x - |U.S.A.| The delegates from 26 countries
meet at the International Meridian Conference held in Washington, D.C. to declare Greenwich as the global reference point for 0 (zero) longitude
x - The first practical fountain pen, invented by Lewis Edson Waterman, a 45 year old American insurance broker.