Queen Victoria Bun Head Farthing 1884

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What Happened in 1884?

  • The Stefan-Boltzmann law is reformulated by Ludwig Boltzmann.
  • Mexican General Manuel Mondragón creates the Mondragón Rifle the worlds first automatic rifle.
  • Mark Twain writes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
  • The first ascent is made of Castle Mountain by geologist Arthur Philemon Coleman.
  • The water hyacinth is introduced in the U.S. and quickly becomes an invasive species.
  • Parliamentarism is introduced in Norway.
  • The Yellow Crane Tower last burns in Wuhan.
  • The Derby County Football Club is formed.
  • The Leicester City Football Club is formed.
  • The Third Reform Act gives the vote to almost every adult male in England.
  • 1884-1885 - France conquers Vietnam.
  • Police training schools are established in every prefecture in Japan.
  • Reformers in Korea who admire the Meiji Restoration in Japan stage a coup with Japan's help. China intervens to rescue the king and help suppress the rebels. Afterward both China and Japan agree to withdraw their troops and military advisers.
  • The first Christian missionary arrives in Korea.
  • Depression (economics) in the USA.