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Time Line Wednesday -1898

US Kentucky Volunteers regiment in Porto Rico 1898

US Kentucky Volunteers regiment in "Porto Rico" 1898

1898 — The Spanish American War, a war that will last less than eight months, begins in April. Tensions have mounted between the United States and Spain since the explosion of the U.S.S. in Havana harbor in February, which many speculate is caused by the Spanish. Sentiments like these are further exacerbated by the “yellow journalism” tactics of William Randolph Hearst’s newspaper, The New York Journal.


Source: 26 Trager, The People’s Chronology, 623-624.


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We will return to Time Line Tuesday next week.

Time Line Tuesday – 1896

The German individual gymnastics champions: Schuhmann, Flatow, and Weingärtner.

The German individual gymnastics champions: Schuhmann, Flatow, and Weingärtner.

1896- In April, the first modern Olympic games are held in Athens, Greece, revived in chief part by the efforts of Baron Pierre de Coubertin. The games host 484 contestants from thirteen countries.


Sources:

Mercer ed., Millennium Year by Year, 629.
Trager, The People’s Chronology, 618.


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Time Line Tuesday – 1896

Galt Brother's - picture from the Library of Congress Photographic Archives

1896 – After a four year courtship, Edith Bolling marries Norman Galt of Washington D.C. They are married at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Wytheville, Virginia, on April 30. Galt’s family owns a very respected jewelry store in Washington D.C.

 


Sources:
Wilson, My Memoir, 18.
Hatch, Edith Bolling Wilson, 50.

 

Time Line Tuesday – 1895

ukiyoe nishiki-e by Mizuno TOshikata depicting the surrender of Chinese forces after the Battle of Weihaiwei, dated November 1895 (The depiction is fictitious. In fact the Chinese commander Dingruchang had had committed suicide after he refused to surrender.)

1895 – The Sino-Japanese War ends April 17. Through the Treaty of Shimonoseki, the Chinese cede several territories, including Taiwan, and are forced to recognize Korea’s independence.


Source: Trager, The People’s Chronology, 610.

 

Time Line Tuesday – 1893

 

Kate Sheppard was integral in this movement. This image is from wikimedia.org.

 

 

 

1893 – The New Zealand House of Representatives passes women’s suffrage. This makes New Zealand the first country in the world to approve voting rights for women.


Source: Mercer ed., Millennium Year by Year, 623.

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Time Line Tuesday – 1890

Spotted Elks band of Miniconjou Sioux in costume at a dance Cheyenne River, South Dakota, 08/09/1890

Spotted Elk's band of Miniconjou Sioux in costume at a dance Cheyenne River, South Dakota, 08/09/1890

1890 – The Battle of Wounded Knee takes place on December 29. The United States Seventh Calvary opens fire on a group of Sioux Native Americans, including women and children, practicing the Ghost Dance on the banks of the Cheyenne River. The Ghost Dance was a ceremony that had been steadily gaining popularity among the Sioux tribes and, if practiced, was believed to bring deceased ancestors back from the dead and restore the vastly diminished bison herds.


Source: Mercer ed., Millennium Year by Year, 617.


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Time Line Tuesday – 1887

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1887 – Edith Bolling attends Martha Washington College in Abingdon, Virginia. Young Edith is eager to study music, and had heard from her brother that Martha Washington had a very good music teacher. Edith only stays for a year, though, because its headmaster is, as Edith described, “the epitome of all that was narrow, cruel and bigoted.” Due to the headmaster’s miserly nature Edith grows thin and sickly and spends the next year at home convalescing. She does not return to Martha Washington College.


Sources:
Wilson, My Memoir, 13.
Alden Hatch, Edith Bolling Wilson: First Lady Extraordinary, (New York: Dodd, Mead & Company), 47-48.

Photograph from the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-H261-4562

Time Line Tuesday – 1889

1889 – In honor of the centennial of the French Revolution, the Eiffel Tower is completed. Designed by Gustave Eiffel, the tower measures nearly 1000 feet.

The French public is divided in their opinion of the tower. A number of artists in Paris try to create a petition in protest of the tower but were unsuccessful.


Source: Mercer ed., Millennium Year by Year, 615.


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Time Line Tuesday – 1887

1887 – Alexander Graham Bell requests that the Perkins Institution aid a young girl named Helen Keller who became blind and deaf as a baby. Anne Sullivan is sent by the Institution to work with Keller, and eventually teaches Keller to communicate through finger signals felt by the palms of hands.[1]


[1] Trager, The People’s Chronology, 580.


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Time Line Tuesday – 1885

1885 – Karl-Friedrich Benz introduces his gasoline-powered “horseless carriage” in Germany. The vehicle contains an internal combustion engine and has a maximum speed of approximately nine miles per hour.


Source: Trager, The People’s Chronology, 572.


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