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  • Paris, France
    Friday Mar 15, 1889

    Eiffel Tower

    Construction of the cupola

    Paris, France
    Friday Mar 15, 1889

    Construction of the cupola.




  • Braunau am Inn, Austria-Hungary, (Now Austria)
    Saturday Apr 20, 1889

    Adolf Hitler

    Birth

    Braunau am Inn, Austria-Hungary, (Now Austria)
    Saturday Apr 20, 1889

    Adolf Hitler was born on 20 April 1889 in Braunau am Inn, a town in Austria-Hungary (in present-day Austria), close to the border with the German Empire.




  • Paris, France
    Monday May 6, 1889

    Eiffel Tower

    Opened to public

    Paris, France
    Monday May 6, 1889

    There was still work to be done, especially on the lifts and facilities, and the tower was not opened to the public until 6 May; the lifts had not been completed even then.




  • Paris, France
    Sunday May 26, 1889

    Eiffel Tower

    Lifts entered sevice

    Paris, France
    Sunday May 26, 1889

    The tower was an instant success with the public, and nearly 30,000 visitors made the 1,710-step climb to the top before the lifts entered service on 26 May. Tickets cost 2 francs for the first level, 3 for the second, and 5 for the top, with half-price admission on Sundays, and by the end of the exhibition there had been 1,896,987 visitors.




  • Kyoto, Japan
    Sunday Sep 22, 1889

    Nintendo

    Nintendo Foundation

    Kyoto, Japan
    Sunday Sep 22, 1889

    Nintendo was founded as a playing card company by Fusajiro Yamauchi on 23 September 1889. Based in Kyoto, the business produced and marketed hanafuda cards. The handmade cards soon became popular, and Yamauchi hired assistants to mass-produce cards to satisfy demand.




  • Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
    Sunday Oct 6, 1889

    Incandescent light bulb

    Edison's Litigation

    Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
    Sunday Oct 6, 1889

    Edison's Litigation continued for a number of years. Eventually on 6 October 1889, a judge ruled that Edison's electric light improvement claim for "a filament of carbon of high resistance" was valid.




  • U.S.
    Thursday Oct 10, 1889

    Bicycle

    First diamond frame

    U.S.
    Thursday Oct 10, 1889

    On 10 October 1889, Isaac R Johnson, an African-American inventor, lodged his patent for a folding bicycle – the first with a recognizably modern diamond frame, the pattern still used in the 21st-century bicycles.


  • Auschitz, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (Present-Day Czech Republic)
    Thursday Nov 21, 1889

    Audrey Hepburn

    Father Joseph

    Auschitz, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (Present-Day Czech Republic)
    Thursday Nov 21, 1889

    Audrey's father, Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston (21 November 1889 – 16 October 1980), was a British subject born in Auschitz, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary. He was the son of Victor John George Ruston, of British and Austrian background, and Anna Wels, who was of Austrian origin and born in Kovarce.


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