Establishment of Populist Party in Ohio.
First three nonmilitary federal prisons are authorized and built: McNeil's Island (off coast of Washington); Leavenworth, Kansas; Atlanta, Georgia.
Crisis between U.S. and Chile over attack on U.S. sailors.
Forest Reserve Act passed.
International Copyright Act passed.
Mob storms New Orleans jail and lynches eleven Italian immigrants.
Henry Ossawa Tanner leaves the U.S. for Paris.
Thomas A. Edison patents his camera that takes moving pictures on a strip of film.
John D. Rockefeller founds the University of Chicago.
Columbia University adds Barnard College as a coordinate institution for women.
Whitcomb L. Judson patents the zipper.
The term "feminist" is coined in an article in the journal Athenaeum
Stanford University founded.
Opening of Carnegie Hall.
James Naismith invents basketball.