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WORLD EVENTS: 1881 WORLD EVENTS
  • President Garfield is assassinated. Vice President Arthur succeeds him

  • An American branch of the Red Cross is founded on May 21, 1881, inspired by the establishment of the International Red Cross in Europe in 1863

  • John Singer Sargent paints Vernon Lee and Portrait of a Lady foreshadowing the the stream of portraits of the great and near great that followed

  • The Wharton School of Finance and Economy, the first of its kind in the U.S., is founded within the University of Pennsylvania. It is named for Joseph Wharton, manufacturer of metal alloys and philanthropist, who gives $500,000 for the project.

  • The doors are opened to Tuskegee Institute, established by the Alabama legislature in February. Booker T. Washington is its President. Until 1937 it is known as Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute.
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