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history - a military alliance is established between the French Third Republic and the Russian Empire - First Sino-Japanese War - Dahomey (now. benin) becomes a French colony - Dreyfus affair - New Zealand enacted the world's first minimum wage law

culture - The Tower Bridge in London opens for traffic - Reichstag, Berlin, designed by Paul Wallot, is completed - Colegio de Santa Maria de Jesús, Barcelona designed by Antoni Gaudí is completed - Sir William Ramsay and Lord Rayleigh discover the first noble gas, Argon - For the first time, Coca-Cola is sold in bottles - Karl Marx: Das Kapital - Theodor Fontane: Effi Briest - Rudyard Kipling: The Jungle Book - Robert Louis Stevenson (†)

music - Claude Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune - Jules Massenet: Thaïs - Carl Nielsen: Symphony No. 1 - Emmanuel Chabrier (†)