... dates when who was where, recordings for which label ...



history - Portuguese republican revolution - France and Russia conclude a defensive alliance

culture - the London-Paris telephone system is opened to the general public - Thomas Alva Edison's prototype kinetoscope is first displayed at Edison's Laboratory - Eugène Dubois makes the first discovery of Homo erectus fossils in the Dutch colony of Java - Paying of old age pensions begins in Germany - Arthur Conan Doyle's detective Sherlock Holmes appears in the Strand Magazine for the first time - Frank Wedekind: Frühlings Erwachen - Oscar Wilde: Salome - Herman Melville (†) - Arthur Rimbaud (†) - Georges-Pierre Seurat (†)

music - the Music Hall in New York (now known as Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening and first public performance, with Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor - Eric Satie: 6 Gnossiennes for Piano - Hugo Wolf: Spanisches Liederbuch - Carl Zeller: Der Vogelhändler - Léo Delibes (†)

released songs - George W. Johnson: The Laughing Song