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Year of the Fire Rooster丁酉( at the beginning of the year Fire Monkey丙申)
Syria: 2208/ 09 ( the year in October )
- 2.1 January
- 2.2 in February
- 2.3 March
- 2.4 April
- 2.5 May
- 2.6 in June
- 2.7 in July
- 2.8 August
- 2.9 September
- 2:10 October
- 2:11 November
- 2:12 December
- 2:13 Accurate birth unknown
- 3.1 First Quarter
- 3.2 Second Quarter
- 3.3 Third Quarter
- 3.4 Fourth Quarter
- 3.5 More death unknown
Politics and World Affairs
- January 28: In Austria - Hungary the patent laws shall be adopted. It replaces the rules in Imperial patents that previously granted rights for inventions.
- April to November: Badeni crisis in the Habsburg Monarchy reveals the difficulties of the Austro -Czech balancing. April 5: Language Ordinance for Bohemia and Moravia: double -lingual office management defined. The protest is considered the beginning of the German national Los -von- Rom movement.
- November 28: Fall of the Prime Minister Kasimir Felix Badeni after riots in Prague and Vienna.
- FEBRUARY 28: Queen Ranavalona III. is sent to Madagascar by the French General Joseph Gallieni. The last monarch of the island is exiled.
- September 11: The Kingdom of Kaffa ends after months of fighting with the armed forces of Ethiopia under Emperor Menelik II because Kaffas King Gaki Sherocho results.
- The British subject the centuries not conquered kingdom of Benin in the southwest of present-day Nigeria.
- March 4: Inauguration of William McKinley as the 25th U.S. president. It replaces Grover Cleveland.
- July 17: As two tons of gold ship cargo to be unloaded in Seattle, breaks there a gold rush to the Klondike River. Two days earlier, have spread the news about Nugget finds in San Francisco prospectors.
- December 12: The Belo Horizonte, officially created is the capital of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. The small settlement around a farm has been further developed by a city planner on the drawing board to the metropolis.
Other international events
- 26 -31. August: Theodor Herzl organized the first Zionist Congress in Basel, which calls for the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine.
- February 6: The Hamburg dockers' strike, one of the largest industrial action in the German Empire, ends with the complete defeat of the strikers.
- March 7: The physician John Harvey Kellogg leaves the patient in his sanitarium in Battle Creek ( Michigan) for the first time serve cornflakes, he invented together with his brother, Will Keith Kellogg.
- April 12: In Switzerland, the coin " Gold Vreneli " is put into circulation.
- June 12: The Swiss Army Knife is protected as a trademark.
- 22 July: The cigarette brand " ROTH- HÄNDLE " is entered in the German Commercial Register.
- September 1: The Tremont Street Subway is the first subway in the United States in Boston in operation. Today, their range part of the Green Line of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.
- September 30: In Berlin, the first German automobile club is founded, the Central European motor car club.
- September 30: In Berlin Hotel Bristol a small car show takes place, which is considered the forerunner of the first international automobile exhibition. It can be seen eight motor cars.
Science and Technology
Chemistry and Physics
- Joseph John Thomson and Emil Wiechert discover the first elementary particles, by demonstrating the nature of the cathode rays as the electron (Thomson in: Philosophical Magazine 44 (1897 ), 293; Wiechert in: Writings of Königsberg Society 38 (1897 ) ).
- JANUARY 28: Rudolf Diesel has successfully invented by him engine in gear.
- February 17: After careful consideration of the Technical University of Munich, picks up the 10 hp engine developed by Rudolf Diesel in the Maschinenfabrik Augsburg, the first experimental diesel engine.
- AUGUST 31: Thomas Alva Edison filed a patent his Kinetoscope, a forerunner of the movie projector.
- November 3: The first rigid airship of a few months earlier deceased designer David Schwarz rises on the Tempelhof field in the air. The trip ends after the failure of the control in a crash landing of the first made with aluminum parts airship. The end because among the spectators Graf Zeppelin acquires little later the rights.
Teaching and research
- September 26: The fast steamer Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse of the North German Lloyd wins the blue ribbon.
- The cathode ray tube is being developed by Ferdinand Braun.