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  • Green Drawing Room of White Lodge, London, England, United Kingdom
    Sunday Jul 15, 1894

    Edward VIII

    Baptised

    Green Drawing Room of White Lodge, London, England, United Kingdom
    Sunday Jul 15, 1894

    He was baptised Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David in the Green Drawing Room of White Lodge on 16 July 1894 by Edward White Benson, Archbishop of Canterbury.




  • Japan
    Thursday Jul 19, 1894

    First Sino-Japanese War

    Establishment of The Japanese Combined Fleet

    Japan
    Thursday Jul 19, 1894

    Establishment of the Japanese Combined Fleet, consisting of almost all vessels in the Imperial Japanese Navy. Mutsu cables Ōtori to take any necessary steps to compel the Korean government to carry out a reform program.




  • Seoul, Korea (Now South Korea))
    Monday Jul 23, 1894

    First Sino-Japanese War

    Occuping Seoul

    Seoul, Korea (Now South Korea))
    Monday Jul 23, 1894

    Japanese troops occupy Seoul, capture Gojong, and establish a new, pro-Japanese government, which terminates all Sino-Korean treaties and grants the Imperial Japanese Army the right to expel the Qing Empire's Beiyang Army from Korea.




  • Canada
    Monday Jul 23, 1894

    Labor day

    Canadian Prime Minister John Thompson and his government made Labor Day, to be held in September

    Canada
    Monday Jul 23, 1894

    On 23 July 1894, Canadian Prime Minister John Thompson and his government made Labor Day, to be held in September, an official holiday. In the United States, the New York parade became an annual event that year, and in 1894 was adopted by American president Grover Cleveland to compete with International Workers' Day (May Day).




  • Korea
    Wednesday Jul 25, 1894

    Korean War

    The First Sino-Japanese War

    Korea
    Wednesday Jul 25, 1894

    Imperial Japan destroyed the influence of China over Korea in the First Sino-Japanese War (1894–95), ushering in the short-lived Korean Empire.




  • Asan, Korea (Now South Korea))
    Wednesday Jul 25, 1894

    First Sino-Japanese War

    The Battle of Pungdo

    Asan, Korea (Now South Korea))
    Wednesday Jul 25, 1894

    On 25 July 1894, the cruisers Yoshino, Naniwa and Akitsushima of the Japanese flying squadron, which had been patrolling off Asan Bay, encountered the Chinese cruiser Tsi-yuan and gunboat Kwang-yi. These vessels had steamed out of Asan to meet the transport Kow-shing, escorted by the Chinese gunboat Tsao-kiang. After an hour-long engagement, the Tsi-yuan escaped while the Kwang-yi grounded on rocks, where its powder-magazine exploded.




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