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WORLD EVENTS: 1882 WORLD EVENTS
  • The Edmunds Act is adopted by the U.S. Congress to suppress polygamy in the territories, especially in Mormon Utah

  • The first Exclusion Act bars further Chinese immigration for ten years. The act is regularly renewed by Congress and is still on the books in 1920.

  • An electric fan is developed by Schuyler Skaats Wheeler, a New York City engineer and inventor

  • The nation's first hydroelectric plant is built at Appleton, WI

  • Britain invades and conquers Egypt

  • Germany, Austria and Italy form the Triple Alliance

  • Rockefeller's Standard Oil Trust is the first industrial monopoly

  • In Berlin, Robert Koch announces discovery of tuberculosis germ
  • 1882
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