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  • Lamar, Missouri, U.S.
    Thursday May 8, 1884

    Harry S. Truman

    Birth

    Lamar, Missouri, U.S.
    Thursday May 8, 1884

    Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri, on May 8, 1884.




  • Paris, France
    Friday Jul 4, 1884

    Statue of Liberty

    Ferdinand de Lesseps

    Paris, France
    Friday Jul 4, 1884

    Laboulaye died in 1883. He was succeeded as chairman of the French committee by Ferdinand de Lesseps, builder of the Suez Canal. The completed statue was formally presented to Ambassador Morton at a ceremony in Paris on July 4, 1884, and de Lesseps announced that the French government had agreed to pay for its transport to New York.




  • Evansville, Indiana, U.S.
    Saturday Sep 13, 1884

    Hot Dog

    An early use of the term hot dog in reference to sausage-meat

    Evansville, Indiana, U.S.
    Saturday Sep 13, 1884

    An early use of the term hot dog in reference to sausage-meat appears in the Evansville (Indiana) Daily Courier (September 14, 1884): even the innocent 'wienerworst' man will be barred from dispensing hot dog on the street corner.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Saturday Nov 15, 1884

    Rwandan genocide

    Berlin Conference

    Berlin, Germany
    Saturday Nov 15, 1884

    Rwanda and neighbouring Burundi were assigned to Germany by the Berlin Conference of 1884, and Germany established a presence in the country in 1897 with the formation of an alliance with the king.




  • Mexico City, Mexico
    Monday Dec 1, 1884

    Mexican Revolution

    Díaz had ruled Continuously

    Mexico City, Mexico
    Monday Dec 1, 1884

    Díaz had ruled continuously since 1884. The question of presidential succession was an issue as early as 1900, when Díaz turned 70. It was his "undeclared intention to step down from the presidency in 1904."




  • Korea
    Thursday Dec 4, 1884

    First Sino-Japanese War

    Gapsin Coup

    Korea
    Thursday Dec 4, 1884

    On December 4, 1884, with the help of the Japanese minister Takezoe Shinichiro who promised to mobilize Japanese legation guards to provide assistance, the reformers staged their coup under the guise of a banquet hosted by Hong Yeong-sik, the director of the General Postal Administration. The banquet was to celebrate the opening of the new national post office. King Gojong was expected to attend together with several foreign diplomats and high-ranking officials, most of whom were members of the pro-Chinese Sadaedang faction. Kim Ok-gyun and his comrades approached King Gojong falsely stating that Chinese troops had created a disturbance and escorted him to the small Gyoengu Palace, where they placed him in the custody of Japanese legation guards. They then proceeded to kill and wound several senior officials of the Sadaedang faction. Consequently, within three days, even before the reform measures were made public, the coup was suppressed by the Chinese troops who attacked and defeated the Japanese forces and restored power to the pro-Chinese Sadaedang faction.




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