1895

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Flag of Alabama, adopted 1895

1895 was the 24th year after the founding of the City of Birmingham.

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Stillman College seal.png

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Morris Newfield

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Underwood c. 1910-15

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H. M. Caldwell

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Powell Avenue Steam Plant in 1908

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In 1895, Mintonette, later known as volleyball, was created. Oscar Wilde's last play The Importance of Being Earnest was first shown. The Treaty of Shimonoseki ends the first Sino-Japanese War. A magnitude 6.6 earthquake occurred in the New Madrid Seismic Zone. Wilhelm Röntgen discovered a type of radiation later known as X-rays. Auguste and Louis Lumière displayed their first moving picture film in Paris.

Notable books published in 1895 included The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane, The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, and The Time Machine by H. G. Wells. Notable music composed in 1895 included "America the Beautiful" by Katherine Lee Bates and Samuel A. Ward, "The Band Played On" by John F. Palmer and Charles B. Ward, and Cello Concerto in B minor by Antonín Dvořák.

Notable births in 1895 included FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, baseball player Babe Ruth, comedian Shemp Howard, actor Rudolph Valentino, boxer Jack Dempsey, actor Buster Keaton, and King George VI of the United Kingdom. Notable deaths included ex-slave and author Frederick Douglass, painter Berthe Morisot, biologist Thomas Henry Huxley, philosopher Friedrich Engels, microbiologist and chemist Louis Pasteur, and inventor Ányos Jedlik.

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