Pages with category: 1880s
South America 1880
War of the Pacific
In February 1879 Chile had seized Antofagasta...
South America 1881
Partition of Patagonia
When the War of the Pacific broke out in 1879,...
North America 1882
The 1849 Mexican-American War had placed the...
the Arctic 1882
First International Polar Year
By the 1870s polar exploration was becoming...
South America 1883
End of the War of the Pacific
By 1883, Chile was the clear victor in the War...
New Guinea Protectorates
Concerned about increasing German activity in...
Scramble for Africa
In 1881 France alarmed Italy by seizing...
North America 1885
In the Canadian northwest, tensions between...
South America 1885
In April 1885 the United States occupied the...
South America 1887
When gold was discovered in the Guianas in the...
In the late nineteenth century Britain,...
South America 1889
Proclamation of the Republic of Brazil
On 15 November 1889, rebelling troops under...