In this week in 1889

The Eiffel Tower - built for the 1889 World's Fair.The Eiffel Tower - built for the 1889 world's fair

The year 1889 was a momentous one for Gaby Hardwicke Solicitors – it was the year Dr Frederick Goodwin founded the firm. The world has changed a lot since then and so has Gaby Hardwicke, but it’s important to us that we remember our roots.

The world in 1889

  • The Savoy Hotel opens in London.
  • Silent film actor Charlie Chaplin is born.
  • The construction of the Eiffel Tower is completed. It serves as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair.
  • Vincent van Gogh paints The Starry Night at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.
  • William Gray patents the coin-operated telephone.
  • In football Preston wins the inaugural Football League in England, the first national football league anywhere in the world.
  • In boxing John L. Sullivan is heavyweight champion of the world.
  • The Coca-Cola Company (then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company) is originally incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia.

Local news and court cases from 1889

For Gaby Hardwicke 2014 marked 125 years of providing legal services. To celebrate we trawled through the local newspaper archives for 1889 and published details of what was happening in the local courts that year, along with other interesting items, to provide an insight into what life was like.

Use the links below to discover what was in the news during a particular week in 1889:

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