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history - end of the first Sino-Japanese War, the defeated Qing Empire is forced to renounce its claims on Korea and to concede the southern portion of Fengtien province, Taiwan, and the Pescadores Islands to Japan - US: Booker T. Washington delivers the Atlanta Compromise speech (endorsed segregation by claiming that blacks and whites could exist as separate fingers of a hand) [later often criticized, especially by W.E.B. Du Bois] - French troops capture Antananarivo in Madagascar - 3,000 Armenians are burned alive in Urfa by the Ottoman troops - W.E.B. Du Bois becomes the first African American to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard University - first woman awarded a doctorate at a German university

culture - Rudolf Diesel patents the Diesel engine in Germany - Wilhelm Röntgen discovers a type of radiation later known as X-rays - Oscar Hammerstein opens the Olympia Theatre, the first theatre to be built in NYC's Times Square district - Auguste and Louis Lumière display their first moving picture film in Paris - Sigmund Freud and Josef Breuer publish Studien über Hysterie (Studies on Hysteria) [beginning of psychoanalysis] - Käthe Kollwitz: etching: Die Weber - Arthur Schnitzler: Liebelei - H.G. Wells: The Time Machine - Frank Wedekind: Erdgeist (Earth Spirit) - Oscar Wilde: The Importance of Being Earnest - Friedrich Engels (†)

music - Katherine Lee Bates, Samuel A. Ward: America The Beautiful first published - Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2, Resurrection - Wilhelm Kienzl: Der Evangelimann - Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche - first published sheet of music ragtimes - Franz von Suppé (†)