1895 in the United States
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|1895 in the United States|
|Years:||1892 1893 1894 – 1895 – 1896 1897 1898|
44 stars (1891–1896)
Events from the year 1895 in the United States.
- President: Grover Cleveland (Democratic)
- Vice President: Adlai E. Stevenson I (Democratic)
- Chief Justice: Melville Fuller
- Speaker of the House of Representatives: Charles Frederick Crisp (D-Georgia) (until March 4), Thomas Brackett Reed (R-Maine) (starting December 2)
- Congress: 53rd (until March 4), 54th (starting March 4)
- February 9 – Mintonette, later known as volleyball, is created by William G. Morgan at Holyoke, Massachusetts.
- March 1 – William L. Wilson is appointed United States Postmaster General.
- May 27 – In re Debs: The Supreme Court of the United States decides that the federal government has the right to regulate interstate commerce, legalizing the military suppression of the Pullman Strike.
- August 19 – American frontier murderer and outlaw John Wesley Hardin is killed by an off-duty policeman in a saloon in El Paso, Texas.
- September 3 – The first professional American football game is played, in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club (Latrobe wins 12–0).
- September 18 – Booker T. Washington delivers the Atlanta Compromise speech.
- November 5 – George B. Selden is granted the first U.S. patent for an automobile.
- November 25 – Oscar Hammerstein opens the Olympia Theatre, the first theatre to be built in NYC's Times Square district.
- December 24 – George Washington Vanderbilt II officially opens his "Biltmore House" estate on Christmas Eve, inviting his family to celebrate his new home in Asheville, North Carolina.
- W. E. B. Du Bois becomes the first African American to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard University.
- The gold reserve of the U.S. Treasury is saved when J. P. Morgan and the Rothschilds loan $65 million worth of gold to the United States government.
- January 1 – J. Edgar Hoover
- January 23 – Harry Darby, United States Senator from Kansas from 1949 till 1950. (died 1987)
- February 6 – Babe Ruth, baseball player (died 1948)
- March 15 – Virgil Chapman, United States Senator from Kentucky from 1949 till 1951. (died 1951)
- March 27 – Ruth Snyder, murderer (died 1928)
- May 15 – Prescott Bush, United States Senator from Connecticut from 1952 till 1963. (died 1972)
- May 28 – Samuel D. Jackson, United States Senator from Indiana in 1944. (died 1951)
- June 10 – William C. Feazel, United States Senator from Louisiana in 1948. (died 1965)
- September 22 – Elmer Austin Benson, United States Senator from Minnesota from 1937 till 1939 and Governor of Minnesota from 1937 till 1939. (died 1985)
- October 23 – Clinton Presba Anderson, United States Senator from New Mexico from 1949 till 1973. (died 1975)
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- February 20 – Frederick Douglass, African American rights activist and former slave. (born 1817)
- April 22 – James F. Wilson, United States Senator from Iowa from 1883 till 1895. (born 1828)
- June 23 – Thomas Shaw, buffalo soldier and Medal of Honor recipient (born 1846)
- October 2 – Robert Crozier, United States Senator from Kansas from 1873 till 1874. (born 1827)
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- Gottheimer, Josh; Bill Clinton,; Mary Frances Berry (2004). Ripples of Hope: Great American Civil Rights Speeches. p. 128.
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