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Movie history events from 1895

The Christian Reform Act outlaws any religion in America not based on Christianity. (C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America)

Some people carry on. (The Khyber Pass) (Carry On Up the Khyber)

Charles Foster Kane begins his newspaper career. (Citizen Kane)

Dracula returns from the dead but later sinks in ice after facing Father Sanders. (Dracula Prince of Darkness)

Eleanor Rigby is born. (In His Life: The John Lennon Story)

Archaeologists John Banning, his father Stephen and his uncle Joseph Whemple search for the tomb of Princess Ananka, the high priestess of the god Karnak. John has a broken leg and cannot accompany his father and uncle when they open the tomb. Mehemet Bey warns them not to go in, lest they face the fatal curse against desecraters. Stephen and Joseph ignore him, and discover within the sarcophagus of Ananka. After Joseph leaves to tell John the good news, Stephen finds the Scroll of Life and reads from it. He then screamsand is found in a catatonic state. (Egypt) (The Mummy)

Louis Lumiere develops and markets a commercially-successful motion picture camera, inventing 'The Movies'. (France) (Ragtime)

Rose Dewitt Bukater is born. (Titanic)

1st January: J. Edgar Hoover is born. (Washington, DC) (Hoover)

6th February: George Herman "Babe" Ruth is born. (Baltimore, Maryland) (The Babe)

6th April: Oscar Wilde is arrested after losing a libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry. (Oscar Wilde)

19th August: John Wesley Hardin is murdered by an off-duty policeman in a saloon. (El Paso, Texas) (The Lawless Breed)

7th September: Captain Witwicky finds something mysterious underneath a lot of ice. Designated 'Project Iceman', the artifact is the Allspark. (Transformers)

27th November: The date on a document in Dr. Moreau's office. (The Island of Dr. Moreau)

19th December: Metropolitan Press headline: "KILLER BUTCHER INVESTIGATION HELD UP AT CITY HALL." (The Midnight Meat Train)

28th December: L'arriv (Paris, France) (1895)


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