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Friendly & Intimate Relations ~ January 1892

President Harrison asserts his intention to “cultivate friendly and intimate relations” with other countries despite the tensions with Chile which resolve at the end of the month. 1,524 more words

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Curtain Going Up on 1892

The year begins on a Friday. Around the world, leaders include Queen Victoria of Great Britain, age 72, reigning since 1837; her current prime minister is Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, age 62, in office since 1886; Queen Wilhelmia of the Netherlands, age 11, reigning since 1890 under the regency of Princess Emma, age 33; Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria, age 61, ruling since 1848; Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany, age 33, ruling since 1888; Emperor Guangxu of China, age 20, reigning since 1875 under the Dowager Empress Cixi, age 56, who rules de facto; Emperor Meiji of Japan, age 39, ruling since 1867; Tsar Alexander III of Russia, age 46, ruling since 1881; Emir Abdur Rahman Khan of Afghanistan, exact age unknown but probably about age 55, ruling since 1880; Sultan Abdul Hamid II of Turkey, age 49, ruling since 1876; Sultan Ali bin Said of Zanzibar, age 38, ruling since 1890; King Leopold II of Belgium, age 56, ruling since 1865; King Naser al-Din Shah Qajar of Persia, age 60, ruling since 1848; King Christian IX of Denmark, age 73, ruling since 1863; King George I of Greece, age 46, reigning since 1863; King Umberto I of Italy, age 47, reigning since 1878; King Chulalongkorn of Siam, age 39, ruling since 1868; King Carlos I of Portugal, age 28, ruling since 1889; King Alfonso XIII of Spain, age 5, reigning since 1886 under the regency of Queen Maria Christina, age 33; King Oscar II of Sweden, age 63, ruling since 1872; John Abbott, Prime Minister of Canada, age 70, in office since 1891; President Marie Francois Sadi Carnot of France, age 54, in office since 1887; President Hilary Johnson of Liberia, age 54, in office since 1884; President Porfirio Diaz of Mexico, age 61, in office since 1884; President Carlos Pellegrini of Argentina, age 45, in office since 1890; President Aniceto Arce of Bolivia, age 67, in office since 1888; Acting President Floriano Peixoto of Brazil, age 52, in office since 1891; President Jorge Montt of Chile, age 46, in office since 1891; President Remigio Morales Bermudez of Peru, age 55, in office since 1890; President Raimundo Andueza Palacio of Venezuela, age 45, in office since 1890; President Benjamin Harrison of the United States, age 58, in office since 1889. 1,005 more words

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All Kinds of Workers~Occupations, 1890

For a significant number of pages the census lists occupations, the number of people who practice them and how many are male or female. In my summary the percentage of female workers is indicated immediately after the total number of workers in the occupation. 663 more words

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How Things Have Changed~Census, 1890

The United States Constitution in Article One, Section Two, Sub-section Three, mandates that “Representatives and direct taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective numbers . 1,433 more words

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After-effects of War ~ Immigration 1920

Immigration (U.S.):

The Great War is over. Large numbers of immigrants come from Italy and Canada. While the pattern of mostly men of working age continues we see a significant percentage increase of immigrants with job skills. 175 more words

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In Spite of War They Come~Immigration 1916

Immigration (U.S.):

The Great War in Europe significantly reduces immigration to the United States. Far fewer people are coming from the major warring powers– Germany, Austria, Russia, France, Great Britain– and over 100,000 coming from Canada and over 80,000 arriving from southern Europe. 193 more words

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Headed for New Life~Immigration 1912

Immigration (U.S.):

Better than three quarter of a million immigrants arrive in the United States, the largest numbers being men between the ages of 14 and 44, primarily from eastern or southern Europe, either unskilled or with agrarian work skills. 164 more words

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