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history - The British conquest of Ijebu-Ode marks a major extension of colonial power into the Nigerian interior - French troops occupy Abomey, capital of the kingdom of Dahomey (now Benin) - Abu Dhabi becomes a British protectorate

culture - Thomas Edison receives a patent for a two-way telegraph - first electric stove - Construction of Trans-Siberian Railway begins - Viruses are discovered by the Russian–Ukrainian biologist Dimitri Ivanovski - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Gerhard Hauptmann: Die Weber - Walt Whitman (†)

music - Thomas Edison introduced the use of sapphire for the stylus (cylinder phonograph) - Berliner began selling his cheap gramophone player and the commercial production of his disc records made of hard rubber (five-inch, recorded on one side only) - opening of the "Theater unter den Linden", Berlin - the World's Fair Colored Opera Company were the first African-American performers to appear at Carnegie Hall - from 1892 to 1895 Antonin Dvořák was the director of the National Conservatory of Music in New York City - Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor - Alfredo Catalani: La Wally - Ruggiero Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci - Jules Massenet: Werther - Jean Sibelius: Kullervo - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker - Dan W. Quinn starts recordings songs - Edouard Lalo (†)