In 1895 these things happened...
*Alfred Dreyfus, a French Captain is convicted of treason and publicly stripped of his rank.
*Oscar Wilde writes and premieres his plays An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest, he is also arrested and imprisoned for charges of sodomy.
*The Lumiere Brothers make and show their first films.
*Volleyball invented.
*The first Professional American Football game played.
*The first newspaper comic strip published.
*The Nobel Prize established.
*A train derails at the Gare Montparnasse station in Paris.
*Biltmore is completed in Asheville, North Carolina.
*The first theater in Times Square built.
*W.E.B. Du Bois, receives a PhD from Harvard becoming the first African American to do so.

These people were born...
*FBI director, J. Edgar Hoover
*Film directors, John Ford and Busby Berkley
*Baseball player, Babe Ruth
*Actors, Shemp Howard, Rudolph Valentino, Gracie Allen, Buster Keaton
*Photographer Dorothea Lange
*Boxer, Jack Dempsey
*Argentine President, Juan Peron
*King George VI of England

These people died...
*Abolitionist, Frederick Douglas
*Scientist, Louis Pasteur

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