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WORLD EVENTS: 1884 - 1885 WORLD EVENTS
  • Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is published

  • In New York City, Andrew Carnegie, the steel magnate, erects a mansion with gold plumbing fixtures. In Chicago, the Potter Palmers, society leaders, construct a castle with an 80 foot tower. In San Francisco, Hames C. Flood, whose wealth came from mining, builds a 42-room house surrounded by a block-long bronze fence.

  • Ragtime, the earliest form of jazz, begins its rise to popularity with the arrival in St. Louis, MO, of 17 year-old Scott Joplin, the son of a former slave

  • The New Orleans World's Fair attracts international attention.

  • The Washington Monument is dedicated in the nation's capital.

  • Stanford University is founded at Palo Alto, CA, by Leland and Jane Stanford.

  • The Statue of Liberty is unveiled and dedicated by President Grover Cleveland.
  • 1884
  • World's first skyscraper built in Chicago
  • 1885
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