On one of my occasional strolls through the streets of Berlin, I came across this magnificent entrance to a building complex that´s situated right beside the Catholic Church of St Bonifatius in Kreuzberg.
In the middle of the oak leaf (?) wreath the date of the buildings completion has been added, 1891/1892.
Curious as ever, I started googling what other things had happened in 1891 as soon as I got home. This is what I found:
– Tsar Nikolaus II. escaped an assassination attempt in Japan, the so called Otsu incident
– the developing liquid Rodinal for black/white photography has been patented
– for the first time stamps could be purchased from an automat (London)
– the Wr. Wrigley Jr. Company has been founded in Chicago
– the first telephone call between Paris and London took place
– Stanford University in California is opened and accepts their first students
– Paul Gauguin begins his ship voyage to Tahiti
Would you like to add more occasions of historical importance to my short list?