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Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century

Decades: 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s - 1880s - 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s

Years: 1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889

Events and Trends
  • About 300 000 Swedes emigrate to America.
  • First Boer War
  • First commercial production and sales of phonographs and phonograph recordings.
  • Development and commercial production of electric lighting
  • First steel frame construction "sky-scrapers"

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