Dr. John H. Watson is introduced to Sherlock Holmes.
Ancient Egyptian obelisk “Cleopatra’s Needle” erected in Central Park, New York.
Thomas Edison and Alexandra Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company.
The feminist newspaper, La Citoyenne, is first published in Paris by the activist Hubertine Auclert.
Holmes and Watson begin “A Study in Scarlet.” First case together.
James A. Garfield inaugurated as 20th President.
Barnum and Bailey’s Greatest Show on Earth opens in Madison Square Garden.
The Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight erupts in El Paso, Texas.
In Dodge City, Kansas, Bat Masterson fights his last gun battle.
Billy the Kid escapes from the Lincoln County jail in Mesilla, N.M.
200 drown as train runs off bridge near Cuautla, Mexico.
U.S. President, James Garfield shot by Charles J. Guiteau, a disappointed office-seeker.
Hurricane hits Florida and Carolinas, about 700 die.
First American fishing magazine, American Angler is published.
Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and Clanton involved in gunfight at OK Corral in Tombstone, Ariz.
Canadian ferry Princess Victoria, sinks near London, Ontario, 200 die.
250,000 Germans petition to bar foreign Jews from entering Germany.
Rioting takes place in Basingstoke in protest against the daily vociferous promotion of rigid Temperance by the Salvation Army.
World’s first elec tram goes into service in Lichterfelder (near Berlin.)
Anti-Jewish riots in Jerusalem.
Egyptian military coup under Colonel Arab “El Wahid.”
Can you Guess The Year?
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